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three men suspecting of plotting a terrorist attack inside the united states are heading to court. what investigators have learned about them and what they were doing. relentless rain making some people in the south absolutely miserable. we'll show you how high the water is getting, and the tv industry honoring its own. this year's emmy awards include a big surprise. not talking the winners but the hoax. hey there, this is "hln news and views." thanks for having us over. i'm virginia cha. as we've been telling you, three men plotting a terrorist attack making their first paneses in federal court.
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nach bowl la zazi will go before the judge along with his father. the third suspect, ahmad afzali is also a permanent u.s. resident. a muslim clearic and furn ral director in new york where he is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon. all three are originally from afghanistan. they are charged with lying to federal agents investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. now, the younger zazi has publicly denied being involved in a terror plot, but prosecutors are saying he has admitted he got weapons training from al qaeda in pakistan. investigators say the man may have been plotting to attack subway, maybe commuter trains in new york. they say the plan was focused on building backpack bombs like the ones used to attack transit systems in london and madrid in the past. agents found backpacks and cell phones at a new york apartment.
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investigators saying they found images of handbritain instructions for building a bomb on a lap-to-bip zazi. they found battery, a scale which can be used to make bombs with zazi's fingerprints on them. meantime, moving to florida, now, norts in florida looking for this man after finding his wife and five children dead in their apartment. the children were between the ages of 11 months and 9 years old. according to police, he board add flight on friday from miami to haiti where he has family. responding to a missing person's report entered the home in naples, florida, and they found the body. >> we are not going to get into the manner of death at this time due to it's investigation ongoing. but i can tell you that in no uncertain terms, this is the most horrific and violent event
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this community has ever experienced. >> a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigation division says since 2000, police have been called to the couple's house several times for domestic disturbances. a 20-year-old man who rapped about the thrill of killing is a suspect in the deaths of a virginia pastor and three other people. richard samuel iii faces one murder charge. s himself syko sam. virginia police found the bodies of the patter and three others on saturday. police with search dogs back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard are combing phillip and nancy garrido's property and the property next door for clues into the unsolved disappearances of two other girls in the late 1980s. earlier dogs trained to fine human remains and high-tech
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radar equipment indicated bones may be buried underground. in another development, a law enforcement source says dugard told him phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had with them. we take you to california with the latest of a briefing from law enforcement. >> -- sunday further debris clearing, further gp scanning and prep work for this morning's canine searches. the contra costa county fire department sprayed about 3,600 gal, of water on the cleared property. this is to keep the soil dust-free and moist and cool for the dogs, but i understand it also helps greatly in them locating scents. and one of the handlers likened it to a cup of soup, where if you open it, you can't smell very well when it's dry. but when you add water to it, it releases the scent, and that's thousand works for the dogs. we also had one of the dog
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handlers go up in the helicopter to take aerial photographs to plan for this morning's search. also yesterday, an excavation specialist from the alameda county sheriff office coroner's bureau came out to check out the property to plan nowhere this afternoon's digging. this morning about 5:00 a.m., we had six canine search teams. they were from the alameda county sheriff's office search and rescue team, and those were cadaver dogs. from the santa clara's office, canine search team, two different dogs here. human remains detection dogs and historical human remains detection dogs. the handalers were very appreciative of changing conditions on the property. they had been here before. we're not confident in those searches. at conclusion of this morning's searches, they believe there's no need to bring the dogs back. that whatever alerts they got
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this morning were what they're going to get on both properties. as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert, which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focused on this afternoon when we begin digging. today we're going to be briefed by bill silva on the gpr raurts from the weekend. there's a small section he needs to finish the gpr scanning, and then sometime this afternoon we estimate we will begin digging in that one area of interest. >> law enforcement in california are going over their plan to continue searching the property of phillip and nancy garrido as well as the neighbor's property trying to see if there's any evidence that would link them to the disappearance of two girls back in the 1980s. we, of course, will keep you posted on the very latest as we monitor developments out there. meantime, to the kennedy space center in florida where
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the space shuttle "discovery" just landed ending its round-about trip home. piggyback style there. it was carried on a modified 747 for the last leg of a jurn they took it to the international space station as well as military bases in california, texas and louisiana on its way back. "discovery" wasn't able to make the space station mission a round-trip ticket, because weather issues last week in florida forced it to land in california. beautiful landing. at least two deaths now blamed on heavy downpours. severe thunderstorms soaking the atlanta area. the storms have dumped as much as 20 inches of rain across north georgia over just three days. high water has washed out roads, flooded homes and caused major problems on busy atlanta highways. schools in five north georgia counties closed today. forecasters have also issued flood alerts for parts of tennessee, alabama and north carolina. america's top commander in afghanistan warning of failure if more troops are not sent there.
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general stanley mcchrystal issue the grim release for the secretary of defense and president obama. the document was leaked, by the way, to the "washington post." right now the u.s. has 62,000 troops in afghanistan. 6,000 more already on the way. general mcchrystal is expected to ask for a thousand more as part of a shift in strategy. the president says the u.s. should be refocused on the original goal of getting al qaeda. now, we would really like to hear from you on this topic. do you think that the united states should send more troops to afghanistan? call us. the number is 1-877-tell-hln, or you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. and to text us, text the word views, plus your comments and name to hln tv. standard text rates apply, by the way. we would love to hear from you. we'll get to that later today. another sign that the recession is easing. that is good news a bad economy. the latest report on the leading
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economic indicator shows a slight increase. it's the fifth month in a row that the conference board forecast a rise in economic activity, and it is one sign the recession is easing. the indicators predict activity over a three to six-month period, including construction and the stock market. so a man tackles a bank robbery suspect and this guy had good reason to spring into action when he saw what was going on. we'll explain. inspiration ♪ ♪ i don't know much ♪ but i know i love you ♪ and that may be ♪ all i need ♪ to know (announcer) customers love ge aircraft engines almost as much as we love making them. innovation today for america's tomorrow. if you're using other moisturizing body washes,
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enforcement community that this event even took place. we have learned several things throughout this investigation, one of those that mr. paul was non-compliant in taking his medications. my question is if somebody was non-compliant in taking his medications what made anybody believe that he would be compliant on a field trip to the spokane county fair on family day? this is a situation that in my opinion should not have happened. authorities go on to say paul left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. so it appeared he wasn't planning to come back. sheriffs say they were not even told about it until two hours later. the head of state social services has suspended field trips for mental patients while an investigation is conducted. a wisconsin man dime his rescue during a bank robbery. see for yourself. take a look. the wife was near by -- it happened so fast. talking to a teller when a guy came up demanding money. the husband came from the back of the room and made and
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astounding tackle. >> kind of nice to know somebody like that would take the time or, you know, put himself in harm's way to, you know, at least you know, present everybody's interests here, you know? so -- >> especially his wife. >> you nerve you know what's going to happen. >> it take as hero. it takes guts. >> the man's wife ended up helping bank employees detain the guy until police could arrive. a new hampshire english teacher is under fire for an essay topic she assigned to her class of high school seniors. the school superintendent says the teacher asked students to respond to the question "if you knocked your brother down, would you urinate in his mouth?" the question was designed to help motivate students improve writing but feels the teacher lacked good judgment. >> on the one hand i appreciate her interest in trying to get kids to write. there are other topics and there
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are more appropriate prompts that could be used that could create that same kind of interest. >> the district says the teach hear a good track record of motivating her students, but in the meantime assigned a supervisor to monitor her assignments. a question for you. what are you doing next tuesday night? we have an exciting additions to our primetime lineup coming your way. "the joy behar show" kicks off tuesday september 29th. be sure to check it out. the comedy "30 rock" rocked last night at emmy awards. creator tina fay didn't get the last laugh. the winning list for you, we'll run it down. (announcer) everything you need to stay balanced on long trips. residence inn.
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president obama doesn't want him to. he was urged to withdraw from next year's race. the barack obama is denying that. the political team are worried the unpopularity could cause problems for other democrats in. he took over after eliot spitzer resigned in scandal. president obama is backing an investigation into the acorn scandal we've been telling you about. a hidden camera catching acorn workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute how to launder money. what he saw was inappropriate and deserves an investigation. robert moeller assigned an investigation, and representing a 1995 law yup over motor voter law. dannon yogurt. ever eat that? paying up to $35 million over
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claims it made on its activia and dannon yogurts. over the words that said the yogurt would strengthen's body' defenses or regulate digestion because of bacteria they contain. dannon is settling the class action lawsuit. no admission of wrongdoing, but it will change the labels and pay out the money up to $100 a p customer. bus we'rppe not quite sure yet w exactly you can get your money back. the 61st primetime emmy awards show last night seemed like a repeat from last year in a lot of categories. one notable exception. neil patrick harris, hosting for the first time. winners and losers, paul vercammen in hollywood. hi there, paul. >> reporter: hello, virginia. this morning in hollywood certainly the show itself, a big winner, because the ratings were up 11% over last year. highest ratings in three years, and this is despite the fact, times of repeat winners, the
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show seemed a bit like a rerun. >> the theme for the 61st primetime emmy awards seemed to be joe back jack do it again. >> "mad men." >> winning for outstanding drama again. >>" 30 rock." >> winning again, third year in tarot for comedy. >> i feel like cinderfella. >> and acting at gores again. "30 rock" alec bald dwing, lead actor on comedy series. calm down. jon cryer won for "two and a half men." >> people have ratings, and some have prime. ratings and prime. you selfish bastard. >> how many emmys do you people ne ne need? >> reporter: and kristen chen wynn, "pushing daisies" a show killed by the network.
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>> i'm now unemployed so i'm now behind "mad men" and i like "the office." >> reporter: dramatic supporting actress, and emerson won for supporting actor. the amazing captured reality series, seven years in a row and neil patrick harris got a little sarcastic. >> unbelievable. upsets at every turn. another seven-time winner "the daily show" in the variety category. virginia? >> got to ask you about neil patrick harris. a lot of buzz about his hosting skills. >> reporter: he is getting absolutely great reviews this morning throughout hollywood, and some people are suggesting he better prepare himself to host again and they also give him a lot of credit for moving the show along and not letting it get dull. so watch him in the future, possibly. >> amazing, because you were talking about the ratings off the top. do you think his hosting had a lot to do with that?
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>> reporter: not sure, but certainly it had to have been a factor, because you know how people are. they'll go ahead and change the channel at a moment's notice. not only that, the emmys were going up against the dallas cowboys/new york giants football game. two big media markets invofed in watching that game. something must have gone right, and they don't like to tinker with success here in this town. so i would imagine that they'll say that neil patrick harris had a lot to do with it, and i'd look for him to do it maybe one more time. >> the golden guy right now. paul vercammen in los angeles. thank you so much. introducing to you the man some are calling rabbi rambo, the former new york city cop teaching a security course in sin going synagogue. not everyone is comfortable with him teaching people to carry licensed guns into services but he points out it's common in israel. he says he started getting more
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interest after two new york synagogue was named in a suspected terrorist frame. again, after the holocaust shooting in june. the odds are astounding. two guys working together didn't know they were brothers. how they figured it out, coming right up.
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three men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack make a federal appearance in court today. the 24-year-old zazi will go before a judge in colorado so will his father mohammed. afzali is a naturalized citizen, his son a permanent resident. he is scheduled for a court appearance in new york this afternoon. all three charged with lying to federal agents. investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the united states. najibullah sauz zazi is at r of this investigation.
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he moved to the united states ten years ago. zazi drives a shuttle bus at airport and run as street-side coffee stand in new york. prosecutors say he admitted getting weapons training from il qaeda during a trip. he says he was visiting his wife. zazi denies any part of any terrorist plot. meantime, zazi's father mohammed, the other suspect here, and afzali, also natives of afghanistan. afzali is a muslim cleric, director of a new york funeral home as well. we'll bring you more on that story coming up later. meantime a 20-year-old man who rapped about the thrill of killing in a suspects in the deaths of a virginia pastor and three other people. richard alden sam yew iii faces one murder charge. he calls himself syko sam, records music calls horrocore which uses violent music.
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they found the bodies of the pastor and three others on saturday. police with search dog back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they are combing phillip and nancy garrido's property. earlier dogs trained to find hume's remains and ground penetrating radar equipment indicated bones may be buried underground. in a news conference just moments ago, police said they intend to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> in another development, a law enforcement source says dugard told him phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had
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with him. the 29-year-old gave birth to both girls no in their teens. she was in her teens at the tile. the girls, 15 and 11 never went to school or saw a doctor and were raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. meanwhile, people from the town where jaycee dugard was kidnapped from nearly two decades ago held a benefit. it was held in a casino in south lake tahoe, california. the theme, building new bridges. all the money is supposed to go to dugard and her two daughters. dugard had been living in south lake tahoe for less than a year when kidnapped. at least two deaths now blamed on heavy downpours and severe thunderstorms soaking the atlanta area. the storms dumped as much as 20 inches of rain all across north georgia over the past three days. high water. you can see washing out roads, causing problems even on the
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busy atlanta highways. schools in five georgia counties closed now. issuing flood alerts for parts of tennessee, alabama and north carolina as were e. right now, happening in new york state, president obama visiting a community college to highlight ways the government is working to reshape the u.s. economy. he's talking up programs he says promote stable and sustainable economic growth, including clean energy and green jobs initiatives. >> now, after so many years of failing to act, there are those who now suggest that this really is not much the government can or should do to make a difference. that what we've seen in places like troy is inevitable. that somehow the parts of our country that helped us lead in the last essentially don't have what it takes to help us lead in this one, and i'm here to tell you that that is just flat out wrong. >> the president on his way to new york city for the opening of
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the united nations general assembly now and a round of middle east peace talks. keep you posted and that as well. a controversial health care reform measure stages its first real challenge this week. the senate finance committee will take up that bill backed by chairman max baucus. lawmakers from both parties already want to change it. it does not include a public option at this point, which some democrats insist is necessary. it does require feel have health insurance, which critics say amounts to a tax increase. president obama denied that pushing this on the morning talk shows yesterday, saying people are paying higher premiums to cover the cost of those who don't have insurance. america's top commander in afghanistan is warning of failure if more troops are not sent there. general stanley mcchrystal issued that grim assessment report for the secretary of defense and president obama. that document, by the way, was leaked to the "washington post." right now the u.s. has 62,000 troops in afghanistan. 6,000 more are on the way.
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general mcchrystal is expected to ask for thousands more on top of that as part of the shift in strategy. the president has ordered a refocusing on the gulf of getting al qaeda. we would love to hear from you with regard to this topic. should the united states send more troops to afghanistan? all you have to do is call us at 1-877-tell-8 hln or e-mail at cnn.com/hln. also you can text us. text the word views, plus your comments and name, to hlntv. by the way, standard text rates do apply. calling the death of five young children and their mother the most hoar terrific and violent crime ever in the naples, florida area. why the children's father was on police radar and now may be out of reach for investigators who want to talk to him. stay with us. for arthritis pain... in your hands... knees... and back.
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investigators in florida are looking for a man whose wife and five young children were found dead inside their apartment on saturday. the collier county sheriff's office says the 33-year-old board add flight to hate fri miami international airport. our affiliate joins us now from naples, florida, with the very latest. >> reporter: hi, yes. the sheriff's office is calling this one of the most horrific tragedies to affect our community. everyone is solemn around here now trying to figure out exactly what happened with this family. five children, between the ages of 9 years old to really just about 1 1/2 years old brutally murdered inside their home along with their mother.
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the husband, and children's father, has flown to haiti and is still being considered a person of interest. >> we certainly are interested in speaking with him for additional information. we submitted a national, or nationwide bolo for location and contact. >> reporter: now, the sheriff's office says they are working with the fbi and the immigration and customs enforcement office here in florida trying to find where mr. demot is. they say he is in haiti, but there's no word yet if haitian officials have been able to get ahold of him or exactly how extradition might work there. at this point she only considered a person of interest in the sheriff's office, since they aren't ruling out anyone else but are certainly looking at him. virginia? >> nicole, law enforcement mentioned there were previous incidents of domestic violence
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at this home. have they told you anymore of the details about what may have happened prior to this? >> reporter: yeah, we have some records from him that show he has a history of violence. back in 2005 he had a protection injunction placed on him for a month, and that was after a domestic violence complaint involving his wife and three of his children. he actually filed a complaint of his own against his life nap was dismissed and the latest incident came in january when battery charges were filed. he went on probation, took classes on battery intervention and even parenting. >> thank you. for the latest there. >> thanks. meantime, a legally insane kill here escaped from a field trip to the county fair has been caught. after three days on the loose. sheriffs say they found phillip paul way deadly cutting tool in his backpack. he slit and strangled the woman
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in 1987. law enforcement is outraged he was allowed to go on a field trip. >> there was an extreme amount of anger throughout the law enforcement community that this event even took place. we have learned several things throughout this investigation, one of those that mr. paul was non-compliant in taking his medications. my question is if somebody was noncompliant in taking their medications what made anybody believe that he would be compliant on a field trip to the spokane county fair on family day? this is a situation that in my opinion should not have happened. authorities go on to say paul left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. so it looked like he wasn't planning to go back. sheriffs say they were not even told about it until two hours after the escape. the head of state social services has suspended field trips for mental patients while an investigation is done. a father accused of giving
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his 4-year-old cocaine, and telling them was candy. police in newark, new jersey, say the boy shared the drugs with friends at day-care center. the teacher called twhorts she saw girl way baggy in her mouth. the good news, none of the kids have been hurt. man came to his wife's rescue during a bank robbery. look at this footage. real quick. police say the wife was nearby talking to a tell whir a guy came, demanding money. the husband went into action from the back of the room making an astounding tackle. >> kind of nice to know somebody like to would take the time or put himself in harm's way to at least protect everybody's interests here. you know? >> especially his wife. >> especially his wife. >> you nerve you know what's going to happen. t. takes here toe do that, and it takes a lot of guts. >> the wife ended up leping bank employees detain the suspect until police arrived. do you have plans for next
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tuesday night? because we have an exciting addition to our primetime lineup coming your way. it's called "the joy behar show" airing at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on hln. kicks off tuesday, september 29th. be sure to check it out. the odds are astronomical, but two guys who work together didn't even know they were brothers. >> beam saying, you look like brother, and we've gone on deliveries together for the last month and a half and we keep getting it. >> th whether i'm at the batting cages... down by the lake or... fishing at the shore. i'm breathing better... with spiriva. announcer: spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled maintenance treatment for both forms of copd, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. i take it every day. it keeps my airways open... to help me breathe better all day long. and it's not a steroid.
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new york governor david paterson says he will run for re-election, but this is despite a report president obama asked him not to. according to the "new york times," the white house urged paterson to withdraw. now, the barack obama denies this. some white house officials acknowledged aides have conveyed to paterson's camp they are aware of the trouble caused by the governor's lack of popularity you and how much trouble that could cause for other democrats. president obama backing an investigation into the acorn
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scandal. you may recall a hidden camera catching acorn workers apparently advising a couple posing at a pimp and prostitute thousand launder money. president obama says what he saw in the video was inplay and deserves an investigation. the president, by the way, did represent the group in a 1995 lawsuit over illinois motor voter law. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered in havana over the weekend to witness a rare event. a peace concert that lasted 5.5 hours. ♪ >> put together biasinger who tries to connect isolated cubans with the rest of the region and the u.s. the event triggered criticism, though, from some cuban exiles in miami. >> this is nothing more than a farce to think that a concert can change a dictatorship that for 50 years repressed the cuban
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people. >> hope the concert brings a sense of community to the cuban people and the discussions that take place at this concert are catalysts for future discussions. >> the musician got death threats and police are keeping watch over he and his manager's homes now. pictures from ken space center. carried on top of a modified 747 for the last leg of the jurn they took to the jat space station as well as military bases in california, texas, and louisiana. to land in california instead of florida because of the weather problems occurring in florida last week. listen to this. a new hampshire english teacher is under fire for the essay topic she assigned her class of high school seniors. the school superintendent says the teacher asked students to respond to this question. "if you knocked your brother down, would you urinate in his
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mouth?" he says the question was done to help students motivate into better writing. the teacher lacks good judgment. >> while on the one hand i appreciate her interest in trying to get kids to write, there are other topics and more appropriate prompts that could be used to that would create that same kind of interest. >> the district says the teacher does have a good track record of motivating her students, but it has assigned a supervisor to monitor her assignments. this is an amazing story. two men who worked together discover that they were actually long lost brothers. they delivered furniture together, and people always told them they looked alike. one of them figure ud out they were both adopted by different families when they were babies. >> something clicked with me. i said i'm going out this door and ask hip a strange question. so i got him out by the truck and said, gary, this is going to sound bizarre, but were you adopted? he stares at me and, yep. i said what's your birthday?
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june 10, 1974. and i knew, i'm searching for this guy. i know that birth date. >> wow. the brothers even grew up in the same county. went to rival high schools and now high schools and now live just a few miles apart. another sign today the recession is easing. some good news in a bad economy for you. the latest report on the leading economic indicator shows a slight increase, it's the fifth month in a row the conference board has forecast a rise in economic activity. the indicators predict activity over three to six-month period and include a variety of sectors, including construction and the stock market. paying your bills with automatic draft can help avoid late fees. but hln money expert clark howard warns it can put an unexpected dent in your wallet. >> ever allow anybody to just scarf your money right out of your account? you know what i mean? you set up an automatic draft of
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your account, let your mortgage company take the money from your checking account, maybe you let a car company that you did an auto loan with or a bank with abaut oa abaut oab a auto loan with take the payments or a utility company, or burglar alarm company. the number of people who do that has steadily grown. but it's dangerous. because once you give somebody permission to take money from your account, even when you're not doing business with them anymore, many times they'll still keep taking money. and then you have to fight to get your own money back while bills are bouncing. what should you do instead? you want the convenience of paying electronically? use electronic bill pay with your bank or credit union where you control the payments and you stop them when you're done with them, you don't have to worry about them taking money they're not entitled to. i'm clark howard with more ways to for you to protect yourself. go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. quick, who is the first
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president of the united states? no-brainer, you say? but you might be shocked by how many school kids didn't know that answer.
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three suspects in a terror probe make their first court appearances today but none face terrorism-related charges. what authorities have charged them with. not long ago this part of the south was under outdoor watering restrictions. everything has swung to the opposite direction with deadly results. the u.s. top commander in afghanistan says he needs a lot more troops to get the job done. is it worth it to send it? hi, everybody, on a month the latest from hln news and views. i'm chuck roberts. three men suspected of plotting a terror attack make their first court appearances
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najibullah zazi will go gf before any jauj judge in colora. the third suspect, ahmad afzali, is also a perm u.s. resident a muslim cleric and a funeral director in flushing queens, new york, where he's scheduled for a court appearance today. all three originally from afghanistan. they're charged with lying to federal agents investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. what kind of evidence has the fbi amassed against these three? we're going to run that down for you in full in just a couple of minutes. authorities in florida are still looking for this man, after finding his wife and five children dead in their apartment, the children were between 11 months and 9 years in age. according to police mesac dumas boarded a flight to haiti. on saturday police responding to a missing persons report entered the home and found the bodies. >> we are not going to get into the manner of dit at this time,
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due to the investigation ongoing. but i can tell you that, in noen uncertain terms, this is the most horrific and violent event this community has ever experienced. >> a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigation division says since 2000, police have been called to that couple's house several times for domestic disturbances. police with search dogs are back at home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard back in 1991. combing phillip and nancy garrido's property and the property next door for clues into unsolved disappearance of two other girls in'80s. earlier dogging indicated bones may have been buried underground. police intend to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same
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general area as last week's alert which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> in other development dugard told him, phillip garrido didn't poll molest the daughter she had with him. dugard gave with to both girls in her teens. the girls never went to school, never saw a doctor, raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. phillip garrido's neighbors invented a device that allowed him to communicate without speaking. in reality it's a black box. with a plastic handle, metal switch, and jacks for plugging in headphones. garrido was so convince id hhis invention work he tried to have it pat ended. he had some sign declarations dlae dlae declaring the device worked.
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they did it because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he needs a lot more troops, tens of thousands to overcome the insurgency. "the washington post" obtained a document in which general mcchrystal says if he doesn't get the troops the insurgents would very well win. the u.s. has about 62,000 troops of the ground in afghanistan, and plans to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. "the washington post" reporter bob woodward says at assessment is sobering. >> this is a striking thing for a general to say to the second of defense and the commander in chief, it really takes his finger and puts it in their eye deliver or this won't work, and he says if they don't endorse this full counterinsurgency strategy, don't even give me the troops because it won't work. >> the post agreed not to publish portions of the document
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after consulting with the defense department. president obama's considering mcchrystal's assessments but intends to make sure troop increases he approved are justified. should the u.s. send more troops to afghanistan? call us toll free 877-835-5446. cnn.com/hln or text views and comment and name to hln tv. standard rate as ply. we'll hear your thoughts just ahead. at least two deaths are blamed on heavy downpours and severe storms soaking the atlanta area. storms have dumped as much as 20 inches of rain across north georgia over three days. high water has washed out roads, flooded homes and caused problems on busy highways. schools in five north georgia counties are closed. forecasters issued flood alerts for tennessee, alabama, north carolina. these storms have been pummeling the atlanta metro area for more than a week. t.j. holmes from cnn is out and
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about driving in atlanta, braving the elements for us. clur on the chat ta hoochie. >> literally, not driving too far. i'm going to go ahead you can see the couple make their way home. you have to wade through some water in some areas where i am here. this is in particular the vinings area, this neighborhood of atlanta. a little i guess you could say west, northwest of downtown atlanta. but that couple there, they are actually a couple of the lucky ones in the neighborhood. behind me, what's happening here. this street you can't see it, but it goes all the way through to that end there, where you can see another vehicle coming out there, he's being met by barriers because those barriers were put up to keep people from driving through this particular area, this street where all of this water is. you notice something from these homes around me here is that they're elevated. take either shot. this home here, they have requirements now over the past several years that the homes, the new ones, have to be built a
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certain way. they have to be built up so when it does happen in this area, this neighborhood, floweding, which is prone to flood, you don't have this issue and homes get damaged. le i'll have the photographer go through, look to the back behind this home where we saw this couple, you can see them actually walking through to the back there, what they are looking at in their backyard is the river you mentioned, runs right behind all of these homes. this is, you know, atlanta, the best you can do to waterfront property, if you will. so the chattahoochie runs through the home. they are prone to flooding but the homes are built higher up. this gentleman said about his home you can literally take a boat and drive it underneath the house because it when it does flood it's concrete. so they're okay. a few other homes that weren't built in the past several years they don't have the same specification. these folks are doing it right, taking it in stride. but they will have a little damage to deal with, chuck. again, not an overwhelming
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damage assessment, if you will, here in this neighborhood. >> hard to get around, i can te tell. . j. holmes, appreciate it. what are were you doing next tuesday night? exciting addition to the prime time lineup. the joy behar show here on hln, kicks off tuesday 29th. tune in. wisconsin man tackles a bank robbery suspect but this guy had a reason to spring into action, when he saw what was happening. ( laughs, click ) when you hear a click, ( clicking ) you know it's closed and secure. that's why hefty food bags click closed. hefty! hefty! hefty! so you know you've helped lock in freshness and lock out air... to help prevent freezer burn. be sure it's secure with hefty food bags. just one click and you know it's closed. hefty! hefty! hefty! ( click, click, click )
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in a terror plot. prosecutors say he's admitted he did get weapons training from al qaeda in pakistan. investigators say they may have been plotting to attack subway and commuter trains in new york. they say the plan was focused on building backpack bombs, like ones used to attack transit systems in madrid and london. investigators say they found instructions for building bombs downloaded on to a laptop owned by najibullah zazi, in his own handwriting-they've done handwriting comparisons and found batteries and a scale, which can be used to make bombs with zazi's fingerprints. david paterson will run for leak the obama administration denies it. the paper says the president's political team and other party leaders are worried that paterson's unpopularity could cause problems for other democrats. patterson took office last year after eliot spitzer resigned in
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a scandal. the president's in new york state, troy, new york, a community college across the river from albany. to highlight ways government is working to reshape the u.s. economy. talked up program his says promotes stable and economic growth including clean energy and green jobs initiatives. >> now, after so many years of failing to act, there are those who suggest that there's really not much the government can or should do to make a difference. what we have seen in places like troy is inevitable, that somehow the parts of our country that helped us lead in the last century don't have what it takes to help us lead in this within. and i'm here to tell you that that is just flat out wrong. >> the president's en route to new york city for the opening 0 the u.n. general assembly sway round of middle east peace talks. a controversy health care reform measure faces its first real challenge as the senate finance committee takes up the bill backed by max baucus. already, lawmakers from both
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parties want to change it. it does not include a public option which some democrats insist is necessary. it does require people to have health insurance, which critics say is a tax increase. the president denied that when he pushed health care reform yesterday on several sunday morning talk shows. he says right now people are paying higher premiums to cover the cost of those who don't have insurance. new pictures just in. the kennedy space center, the shuttle "discovery" ending its piggy back ride from california to florida. carried on top of a modified 747 for the last leg of the journey that took it to the international space station and military bases in california, texas, and louisiana. "discovery" had to land in california because of weather issues last week at the primary landing site in florida. setting up a business located between star bucks and street walkers. why one woman thinks bold moves like hers will get detroit going in the right direction again. this is one way of getting vitamins and minerals.
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perhaps no american city's been hit harder by the recession than detroit. unemployment there is nearing 29%. in spite of the challenges, residents are determined to make their hometown thrive again. poppy harlow is in motown as cnn money and time incorporated unveil assignment, detroit. poppy, hi. >> reporter: hi, chuck. this is a project we've been working on for a long time. just unveiling it today. joint project between the folk at time inc and cnn money, assignment detroit. how does a city with near 30% unemployment rampant foreclosures a huge racial divide, huge problems with the education system, how do people get by? we've done a number of stories. what i want to show you is a special segment we did with the business owner who started her own company here and is somehow figuring out a way to make it. take a look. >> it's confusing. detroit's a weird place. it's definitely a dichotomy of,
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you know, people that pay $4 for a latte and people that pay $10 for a crack rock. weird. this used to be -- we call it midtown du but it excused to be called the cass corridor, a rough neighborhood. lots of hookers. lots of drugs. behind our amazing community guard than we have here, we have a building, pretty burnt-out, drug infested. so it's about 100 yard as way. maybe in 200 yards in that direction we have a starbucks. i've got people standing in front of my business asking customers for money. it's very, very frustrating. i work very, very hard to make sure that that doesn't happen. we got security cameras installed. i doubt if i was in the suburbs i would have had to get security cameras stalled to make sure cars don't get broken in into.
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i have deal with the neighborhood. i hope in opening my business i'm making the neighborhood a little bit better. i think i am. >> we spent a day there with liz blondy. her business in the middle of detroit, has grown month over month, people continuing to spend on their pets right now. but just went of the bright stories out of the city that is a city in peril right now. >> it takes one urban pioneer with a lot of fortitude to make a big difference, and then that's a catalyst, isn't it? >> reporter: you know, you're exactly right. that's why we're here. i want to quickly show you the house, because this house, right over here, where we're staying right now, is a house that time inc bought they made a commitment with cnn money to report full time 24/7 from detroit no matter what for at least the next year if not longer. so that's why we're call this assignment detroit. you'll see many more stories about this city, all of the
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struggles it's facing and the bright spots. a special cnn money website, called assignment detroit. a lot of great stories. >> a great commitment. poppy, look forward to it. 20-year-old man who rapped about the thrill of killing is the suspect in the death of a past somewhere three other people. rich ar richard and calls hymn syko sam. police found the bodies on saturday. new jersey dad's accused of giving his 4-year-old cocaine and telling him it was candy. the boy shared it with friends at day care. the kids were checked out at the hospital. they were not hurt. police found more baggies of cocaine in the boy's pockets. a wisconsin man came to his wife's rescue during a bank robbery. watch closely. the wife was nearby talking to a
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teller, a guy came up, demanding money. the husband came from the back of the room and made a pretty impressive tackle. >> nice to know na somebody like that would take the time or put themselves in harm's way to, you know, at least well protect everybody's interest here, you know. >> reporter: especially his wife. >> especially his wife. >> definitely a hero, for somebody to do that. today's day and age you never know what's going to happen. it takes a hero to do that. it takes a lot of guts. >> a flying tackle. another angle. we're going to see yet another angle coming up, i think. watch this. >> the wife ended up helping bank employees detain the guy until police arrived. paying your bills with automatic draft can help you avoid late fees but clark howard warns it can put an unexpected dent in your wallet. here's clark. >> do you ever allow anybody to scarf your money right out of your account? you know what i mean?
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set up an automatic draft of your account, you let your mortgage come take the money from your checking account, maybe you let a car company that you did an auto loan with or a bank you did an auto loan with take payments from you. or a utility company or a health club or a burglar alarm company. well, the number of people who do that has steadily grown. but it's dangerous. because once you have given somebody permission to take money from your account, even when you're not doing business with them anymore, many times they'll still keep taking the money. and then you have to fight to get your own money back while bills are bouncing. what should you do instead? you want the convenience of paying electronically? use electronic bill pay with bank or credit union, you control the payments and stop them when you're done with them. you don't have to worry about them taking money they're not entitled to. i'm clark howard. with more ways for you to protect yourself, go to
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cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> he's got the goods. great consumer advice. clark howard saturday and sundays noon and 4:00 eastern, he'll haelp you spend less and avoid getting ripped off. xwxwxww
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happening now, deadly flooding across the southeast as much as 20 inches of rain dumped on georgia since friday. torrential downpours are blamed for two deaths, one near chattahoochee, and rescuers searching for a man who bragged that he could swim across a flooded ditch. two motorists were killed trying to drive through floodwater. hundreds of road georgia have been closed. several school districts canceled including gwinnett district in atlanta. trees are down and power has been cut to a lot of western north carolina.
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forecasters issued a flood alert for north carolina, georgia, tennessee, and alabama. three men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack make their first court appearances in two federal courts one in new york, one in colorado. 24-year-old najibullah zazi will go before a judge in colorado, as will his father. in new york, the elder -- the elder zazi is a naturalized citizen. his sons a permanent resident. in new york, ahmad afzali is a permanent u.s. res dernidenresi. he's scheduled for the next hour in new york. all three are charged with lying to federal agents. who are the three men? why does the government suspect them of plotting a terror attack? we'll run down that for you in a couple of minutes. police with search dogs back at home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. combing phillip garrido's report and the property next door for clues into the unsolved disappearances of two girls in the late '80s. earlier dogs to find human
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remains indicated bones may be buried there. at a news conference, police said they intend to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert, which is the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> gpr, ground penetrating radar. dugard told him that phillip garrido, shown there, did not molest the daughters she had with him. the 29-year-old dugard gave birth to both girls in their -- in her teens. they're now 15 and 11. they never went to school, never saw a doctor, and were raised in the sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. his neighbors say he invented a device he thought allowed him to communicate without speaking. in reality a simple black box with a plastic handle, metal
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switch and jacks for plugging in headphones. garrido was so convinced it work head tried to have it patented. clients of his business said he showed it off. he had some sign declarations saying the device worked. they signed it because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. the body of murdered yale student annie le is back in california for her funeral. her body found behind the wall of a research lab on what should have been her wedding day. m her murder is a case of workplace violence, and a lab technician has been charged. thousands of people in rome attended the funerals for six italian soldiers killed in afghanistan. the government declared a national day of mourning. the soldiers killed in a roadside bomb in kabul thursday. italy has 3300 troops in afghanistan, 500 are expected to be withdrawing soon. they were sent as a temporary security beefup during the
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recent elections in afghanistan. the top u.s. commander in there says he sees a need for more troops to overcome the insurgency and the need is dire. "the washington post" 0 obtained a document in which mick crystal says if he doesn't obtain the troops the insurgents could win 6,000 more are planned to be sent at the end of the year. the post agreed not to public portions of the document after consulting with the pentagon. president obama is considering assessments but tinds to make sure any troop increases are justified. we want to hear from you on this. it's getting down to cases in afghanistan. is it time to send in more troops? call us toll free. e-mail cnn.com/hln or text views, plus your comment and name to hln tv. standard text rates apply.
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we'll hear your thoughts all day today. fresh from a five network talk show blitz, president obama's in the big apple for another tv appearance. he goes on david letter's "late show." deputy political director paul stein hauser is following them and him. >> how are you? the president talking about the economy. he went to troy, new york, upstate, new york, went to the hudson valley community college and speaking about making the country's economy more stable in the future by investing in education for high-tech industries. the president emphasized need to encourage entrepreneurship and international economy tition. also, crucial to the recovery, the president admitted are jobs. listen to what he told our own john king yesterday when came to the recovery. >> i want to be clear, that probably the jobs picture is not going to improve considerablier, and it could even get a little bit worse, over the next couple
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of months. we're probably not going to start seeing enough job creation to deal with the -- you know a rising population until some time next year. >> the president's appearance right there on state of the union one of five sunday talk shows that the president appeared on over the weekend. part of the media police, not only on hx reform but afghanistan, the economy. as you mentioned the president on to new york city. tonight he'll be on "late night." the white house is pressuring governor david paterson to seek election. >> exactly. well, today the president and governor paterson at that event we talked about in troy, new york, the governor of new york greeted barack obama, the president as he arrived in albany, new york. in the speech the president did shout out and gave kudos to governor paterson saying he's a wonderful man. but "the new york times" reporting the white house is
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urging paterson not to run for a full term next year because of low poll numbers. they're concerned paterson will drag down the tick net new york. the white house not confirm organize denying that report, just saying that they are talking to paterson not but not confirming the report. >> that's when redistricting happens and a republican in the governor's mansion would make a difference. >> yes, si. next year the senate race in new york and a number of house seats that will be very close. they'd like a strong candidate on the top of the ticket. will it will be governor paterson or somebody else? we'll see. >> good to see you. late word just in from honduras. the ousted president is back in the country. manuel zelaya wants to reclaim the leadership lost at gun point three months ago. he is not releasing details of how he got back into the country or what his immediate plans are.
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any moment now we expect to see three men going into courtrooms, two federal courtrooms, one in colorado, one in new york, all accused in alleged terror plot. what we know about the men. najibullah zazi, a 24-year-old, apparently at center of the investigation. he was born in afghanistan, he lived in pakistan as a child and moved to the u.s. about ten years ago. he drives a shuttle van at denver international airport. prosecutors claim he has admitted getting weapons training from al qaeda during a trip to pakistan. he denies he is part of any terrorism plot. zazi's father, also in colorado, and the other suspect ahmad afzali natives of afghanistan. ahmad afzali a well-known mooum cleric a funeral director in flushing queens, new york. nasa's budget 2009 $17.5 billion. for $148, two students and were
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able to send their own camera into space in a cooler tied to a balloon. melissa long is here with one of the more amazing stories on the web. >> 17.5 billion, 148 bucks, how do they pull this off? m.i. ty student had a hard time convincing his friends that was one of the biggest challenges, convincing friends to get on board the project to send this gadget into space. there's the headline, the story there on the science pages. oliver and justin took hundreds of photographs from the edge of space they sent us the images through i-report as you can see. they spent months researching how to pull it off, placed gps enabled phone, digital camera in a cooler, hooked it to the balloon, it cost them $148. >> we got the camera from ebay for $30. then we got the boost mobile cell phone from radio shack for $49.
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and it had gps and web functionality. >> so the camera and the cell placed in a cooler wrapped in hand warmers in order to keep it warm obviously in the upper atmosphere. we have time lapse video, five-hour flight. now the gps allowed them to find the balloon after it fell back to earth. they have another challenge as well, chuck. they want to fix a rocket to a cooler so after the balloon pops it may propel a bit further up into space. >> great story. also an unlikely champion emerging from an unlikely place. >> young lady, 18 years of age, grew up hitting boys and now she is hitting squash balls. she's succeeding on the court in pakistan. we have video of this young lady challenging one of our correspondents to a game. i've got to tell you how they did later. she's ranked number one as women's squash player in her home run tri, now a pro, ranked 72nd in the world. she has no sponsors.
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this is a world-class game that she plays in. a court where she is playing there. she says, as a child, she blended in with the boys, she had a buzz cut, playing sports but girls rarely leave home. after the age of 8. they certainly doesn't play sports. her father knew she was unique, knew she had a gift and pished um a squash racket at age 12, started winning titles. an 18-year-old on a mission to inspire other pakistani girls and wants to star in a hollywood movie. if you're curious how our correspondent did she beat him 11-2. >> creamed him. >> she creamed him, i should clarify. she says, i am the best player in the world. seem to be proving that. >> and she wants to go to hollywood. grim statistics on world alzheimer's day today. according to a new report, by next year more than 35 million people around the world will be living with dementia. the number of people with alzheimer's estimated to double every 20 years. the reason for the increase, longer life spans and population
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kennedy space center in florida. the shuttle "discovery" piggy pack coming home on a converted 747. the last leg of a jrnny that took it to the international space station and military bases in california, texas, and louisiana. the "discovery" couldn't make the space station mission a round trip ticket because of weather issues last week in florida. president obama is backing an investigation into the a.c.o.r.n. scandal. a hidden camera caught workers advising a couple on how to launder money.
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the president says what he saw in the video was inappropriate and deserves a full investigation. fbi director robert mueller has signaled potential federal investigation of a.c.o.r.n. the group order its own independent probe of these incidents. as a lawyer the president represented a.c.o.r.n. in a lawsuit over illinois motor voter law. a controversial health care reform measure faces its first challenge this week. the senate finance committee will take up the bill. already lawmakers from both parties want to change it. it does not include a public option which some democrats insist is necessary. it does require people to have health insurance, which critics say amounts to a tax increase. president obama denied that when he pushed health care reform on the sunday morning talk shows. he said, right now people are paying higher premiums to cover costs of those who elect not to get insurance. a 20-year-old man who rapped and about the thrill of killing is the spix of a past somewhere three owe people.
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richard alden mccroskey the iii faces one murder charge. he calls himself syko sam and records music called horror core which uses violent lyrics. police found the bodies on saturday. a criminally insane prisoner has been recaptured after three days on the loose. convicted killer phillip paul escaped in spokane. officials in washington state found him with a deadly cutting tool in his backpack. this is a man who strangled and slit the throat of a woman in 1987. it's that field trip, though that has law enforcement outraged. >> there was an extreme amount of anger throughout the law enforcement community that this event even took place. we have learned several things throughout this investigation. one of those that mr. paul was noncompliant in taking his medications. my question is if somebody was noncompliant in taking medications what made anybody believe he would be compliant on
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a field trip to the spokane county fair on family day? this is a situation that, in my opinion, should not have happened. >> authorities also say paul left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. so it planning to come back. sheriffs said they were -- weren't even told about it until two hours after he escaped. the head of the state social services agency has suspended field trips for mental patients as the investigation is done. a father is accused of giving his 4-year-old cocaine and telling him it was candy. police in newark, new jersey say the boy shared the drug with his friends at a daycare. a teacher called authorities when she saw a girl with a baggy in her mouth. none of the kids was hurt. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered over the weekend in havana to witness a rare event. a peace concert that lasted 5 1/2 hours. ♪ it was put together by a columbian rock star who is trying to connect isolated cubans with those in the u.s.
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this amounted to criticism to some, and took to the streets in protest. >> this is nothing more than a force to think that a concert can change a dictatorship that for 50 years has repressed the cuban people. >> we're hoping for the best, that this concert brings a sense of freedom to the cuban people, and that the discussions that take place because of this concert are a catalyst for more profound, deeper discussions in the future. >> he says he got death threats by twitter over the concert, and police are keeping a watch over both his house and his manager's homes. another sign today the recession is easing. good news for a bad economy. the latest report in the leading economic indicator shows a slight tick up. the fifth month in a row it has shown a rise in economic activity. indicators say over a three to six months period, including construction and the stock market. . two co-workers at a main furniture store were stunned to
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police with search dogs are back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they are combing phillip and nancy garrido's property and the property next door for clues in the disappearances of two other girls in the 1980s. earlier, dogs trained to find human remains indicated that bones may be buried underground. in a news conference today, police say they plan to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert, which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that
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we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> now, in another development, a law enforcement source says jaycee dugard told him, phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had with him. the 29-year-old dugard gave birth to both girls while still in her teens. authorities believe those girls, now 15 and 11, never went to school or saw a doctor and were raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. meanwhile, phillip garrido's neighbors say he invented a device that he thought allowed him to communicate without speaking. in reality, it's just a simple black box with jacks for plugging in headphones. garrido was so convinced his invention worked, he tried to have it patented. clients of his printing business say he often showed it off. he had some of them sign declarations at the time saying the device worked. but they say they did it because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. authorities in florida looking for this man, after
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finding his wife and their five children dead in their apartment. the children were between the ages of 11 months and 9 years old. according to police, mesac nay damas boarded a plate to haiti where he has family. police responding to a missing persons report entered the home in naples, florida. and found the bodies. >> we're not going to get into the manner of death at this time due to the investigation ongoing. but i can tell you that in no uncertain terms, this is the most horrific and violent event this community has ever experienced. >> a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigation division says that since 2000, police have been called to that couple's house several times for domestic disancturbancdisturban. three men suspected of
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plotting a terror attack making their first appearances in court today. 24-year-old najibullah zazi will appear, and so will his father. his son is a permanent resident. the third suspect, ahmad abzali is also a permanent resident, a muslim cleric and a funeral director in new york, where he is scheduled for a court appearance at this hour. all three originally from afghanistan, they are charged with lying to federal agents investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. now, the younger zazi has publicly denied being involved in a terror plot, but prosecutors say he has admitted that he got weapons training and al qaeda in pakistan. investigators say the men may have been planning to attack subway and maybe commuter trains in new york. they say the plan was focused on building backpack bombs, just like the ones used to attack transit systems in london and madrid in the past. agents found backpacks and cell phones at a new york apartment.
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now, investigators say they found images of hand-written instructions for building bombs on a laptop owned by najibullah zazi. they say it appears to be his handwriting. they also found batteries and a scale, which can be used to make bombs, and those apparently had zazi's fingerprints on them. for nearly a week, parts of the south have been getting rain with little to know break. over the past few hours, things have gotten dangerous in parts of florida. at least two deaths being blamed on the weather. t.j. holmes just outside of atlanta in the suburb of smerna choing us now. t.j., wow, look at that water level. how bad is it where you are? >> reporter: we've got pictures, and we're going to show you and walk and talk and do this while it happens here, dear, because we have a mess going in this neighborhood. in particular, this home that i'm next to. take a look at it in the back. you can't see much of a backyard in a lot of these homes here, certainly the one that's next to me, you can't say their backyard at all.
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and if you loo there in the distance, you see nothing but water. but literally, where these people live, i'm in vinings, a neighborhood just to the west-northwest of downtown atlanta. not a lot of waterfront property around the atlanta area. this is the best you can do, it's on a lake, or on the chat ahoochy river. and that's the river behind them, so they know living here, when it rains and when it comes down like this, and when it pours, they are at a risk for having flooding and that's exactly what they have right now. a lot of this water you're seeing in the backyard, certainly covering their backyard, is causing a mess back here. but in the front, we can take a shot as well, it does go out in the streets and cause a bit of an inconvenience for those trying to drive through it. a lot of these families know that they have to have these homes, build them to certain specifications. that is a pain in the butt sometimes to try to get a house built, but it also saves you during times like this. a lot of its homes you can see
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in the neighborhood are built and lifted up. so most of them built to certain code, certain specifications. so when things like this do happen, the homes are a-okay. i talked to one homeowner at one of of those homes, the one i'm standing next to right now, supposed to move in the next six to eight weeks. and he actually and -- this is a direct quote says, "it's kind of fun." he's able to say that, because his home is doing exactly what it's built to do. all of this water is running straight through the bottom of his home, nothing but concrete, and he is a-okay. so sure, a lot of these homes, a lot of these homeowners in the neighborhood, it's inconvenience. you've got to drive around, maybe. but that's really not that big of a deal to a lot of homeowners, because their homes at this point are not going through a lot of flooding. other neighborhoods -- [ inaudible ] and built to specifications to withstand just this such thing. >> all right. t.j. holmes, a little bit of technical problem with your audio, so we're going to end it here. we can see the rain still setly
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a legally insane killer who escaped from a washington state mental hospital last week is in jail. colleen o'brien with kxoy shows us how a nationwide manhunt came to an end, not far from where it began. >> it has been one of the largest man hunts in this region for the last many years. >> reporter: according to sheriff ozzy kenezovich, once he escaped from the fair on thursday, he duped a friend to driving him to stay with his family. but when his friend learned that paul was part of a nationwide manhunt, he quickly dropped him and called authorities. they found him on the side of the road, and when deputies approached him, with a helicopter monitoring from the sky, paul simply said, "i'm
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done." >> he knew that he was -- he had been located. he had been feeling the pressure, the presence of the helicopter all day long, and he surrendered without incident. >> reporter: when they found paul, he had a red sleeping bag, a guitar, a backpack, and most disturbing a rusty sickel. >> this is a situation that, in my opinion, should not have happened. and i will be asking the state legislature, the governor, and the secretary of department of social and health sciences to help us change some laws so this does not happen again. >> reporter: more specifically, the sheriff wonders why nobody questioned paul when he packed a large bag with clothes, money and food to take to a fair. why the fair had no clue there were eastern state patients at family night. and why security from the hospital waited two hours to notify his department that a patient had escaped. >> it was very, very concerned
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about this situation. there was a lot of fear in the community. people locking their windows. i want the citizens of spokane county to know tonight they can sleep in peace. >> reporter: our thanks to colleen o'brien of affiliate kxly for that report. paul is scheduled to appear before a judge later today. president obama is backing an investigation into the a.c.o.r.n. scandal. you may recall this video. it's a hidden camera investigation catching a.c.o.r.n. workers apparently advising a couple, posing as a pimp and prostitute, on how to launder their money. president obama says what he saw on the video was inappropriate and deserves an investigation. fbi director robert muller has signaled i potential federal investigation of the organization. a.c.o.r.n. has ordered its own independent investigation of these incidents. as a lawyer, the president, by the way, represented the group in a 1995 lawsuit over illinois motor voter law. well, you know, perhaps no
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american city has been hit harder by the recession than detroit. unemployment there is nearing 29%. despite the challenges, res departments say they're determined to make their hometown thrive again. poppy harlow is live in detroit as they unveil "assignment detroit." hey, poppy. . >> hi, virginia. this story is ann incredible on. coming together on a very special project, "assignment detroit." we have been reporting here for months, talking about the struggle of the city. a foreclosure crisis that is ram pabt. and as you said, 29% unemployment. the highest we have seen since at least the 1970s in this city. that said, there are people living here that are making it by somehow, day by day. we asked a number of detroiters how on earth do you survive in this city? take a listen.
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>> how do i survive in detroit? >> education. >> that's hard to say. >> i don't know. right now. the answer to that question. >> go to school. don't be like -- a person like me, out here selling drugs. >> like i said, basically, just -- it's family. right now, you have to stick together. >> how do i survive in detroit? >> only thing i say, you just got to do what you've got to do to survive in detroit now.
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>> look for tomorrow. tomorrow is whole another day. that's what i'm saying. >> she said it exactly right. don't stop trying. tomorrow is another day. if i could put it in one word, virginia, what i would call the people in this city is simply resilie resilient. virginia. >> absolutely. poppy, i know this is a major undertaking. can you let our viewers know what kind of commitment the team has to covering this, "assignment detroit?" >> certainly. as i said, this is a project that will last at least a year. it's one of the last middle class neighborhoods in detroit and the gray house you're looking at right there is a house that timing purchased, and we have a full-time "time" reporter there, 24/7, for at least the next year, along with reporters from cnn money.com coming through here. reporting on the story of what's going on in detroit. the trials and also the triumphs of this city. because we don't want to just parachute in, and come in and tell a story for a day or a week. we want to be here around the
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now, the "washington post" obtained a document in which general stanley mccountries total says if he doesn't get the troops, the insurgents could win. plans to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. "post" reporter bob woodward says the assessment is sobering. >> reporter: this is a striking thing for a general to say to the secretary of defense and the commander in chief. it really takes his finger and puts it in their eye, deliver or, you know, this won't work. and he says if they don't endorse this full counter insurgency strategy, don't even give me the troops. because it won't work. >> the "post" agreed not to publish portions of the document after consulting with the defense department. president obama is reportedly considering mcchrystal's assessments, but man's to make
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sure any increases he approves are justified. in spite of the hype, and in spite of having some pretty beautiful leading ladies, two new movie releases, well, they bombed over the weekend. "showbiz tonight"'s a.j. hammer in new york for us to give us the lowdown. hey, a.j. >> hey, virginia. i would never sit here and tell you what happened at the box office over the weekend, but it wasn't lost on us the fact that these two incredibly overhyped movies and movie stars just did not do well at all. the number one movie at the box office, taking in $30 million bucks was "cloudy with a chance of meatballs." 30 million a pretty good take for september, but we expected more from "love happens" with jennifer aniston. this made $8.5 million bucks, jen's worst opening in years. and at number five this weekend, doing worse, megan fox's "jennifer's body" earned a poultry $6.8 million. and it felt like he have been we
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were seeing endless ads, suspect and interviews everywhere. and usually publicity is enough to garner a good opening weekend at the box office. then things fall off after word of mouth. but, wow, these didn't do well at all, and i'm surprised to see. i've got to say i do love jennif jennifer aniston. she is one of the most highly paid actresses in hollywood. but they're waking up this morning, taking some aspirin or something. >> she has always been pretty bankable on those romantic come december. so i guess the real test will be what happens the next go-round. >> right. because next week is not going to be any good for these movies. >> okay. i want to ask you about beyonce. we know she performed in sydney this weekend, and she did something that did not leave a dry eye in the house. >> i love this story, and i love beyonce. she does things because she wants to do things, not because she thinks we're going to be here talking about it on television the next day. take a look at whaptd in sydney australia over the weekend, when she brought up chelsea, a girl
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suffering from leukemia, and sang the song "halo." take a look at this. ♪ >> she is singing customized lyrics there to chelsea. chelsea, i can see your hallow, i pray you won't fade away. not a dry eye in the house. this is coming off of what happened at the vmas a week ago. of course, beyonce gave taylor swift her time for the acceptance speech. beyonce at the top of my list right now. and coming up, a paula abdul-kate gosselin smackdown. see you back here at 11:00 p.m. eastern pacific on hln. >> good to see you, a.j. thanks so much. >> all right, virginia. . okay, i just mentioned a few moments ago how the top u.s. commander in in afghanistan is calling for more troops in the
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know that they can be more than a singer, dancer, or football player. we have another program for which comcast is our media partner on young ambassadors. we try to teach young adults to navigate life. we teach conflict resolution, about vocations, and about going to school, the importance of time management, discipline, that kind of thing. >> thou, you have an anniversary awards luncheon coming up. you recognize numerous women for their wonderful accomplishments. when is the luncheon? >> sunday, september 27th. people remember it by the sunday morning following the congressional black caucus. it's at 11:00 this year, which is a change of time. >> where is it located? >> this year at the united states naval yard, sixth and m street southeast. we're looking forward to having
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a wonderful time. there's a beautiful view of the water there. >> and in celebrating your 25th anniversary, congratulations, by the way. >> thank youia who are some of our honorees? there's an extensive list. >> we always honor first our founding chairs and fathers. we want to salute them first. janet lange heart corn, we have several other women, we always honor the newly elected blank congresswomen. that will be marsha fudge this year. we have a judge from michigan, judge denise langhart mars, and
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i'm sure we have a couple of more, a general manager of a car dealer, ms. craft from the area, and of course, our wonderful chair, president of the northern verge urban league laverne chapman. regina kelly, the subject of the movie american violet. >> you have an extensive list of women that touch us in so many areas of our lives. >> we have a good mother award. this year it's being received by peter harvey. we are honoring him, because as an attorney general, he worked very hard on domestic violence. that's one of our projects. we honored him. last year we were honored that have kami brown. >> thank you for honoring him.
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>> we are probably the only organization in town that has a $75 fundraising ticket. that's the general admission. there are corporate tickets, member tickets, and general membership tickets, general public tickets. they are selling pretty fast this year. when they hear about the honorees, people want to bring their young children, especially young women to meet these people. they can meet the young lady that flew across the country. >> thank you for joining me. >> we hope to see you there this year. >> my pleasure, definitely. my guest has been dr. faye williams national chair of the national congress of black women. if you're interested in what comcast is doing in your area, go to on demand and click local.
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three men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack are making their first appearances in this federal court today. 24-year-old nazi bulla zazi will appear in court and so will his father. he is a naturalized u.s. citizen, his son a permanent resident. the third suspect is also a permanent u.s. resident and scheduled for a court appearance in new york at this hour. all three can charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. najibullah zazi is apparently at the center of this investigat, lived in pakistan as a child. he moved to the united states
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ten years ago. zazi drives a shuttle bus at the denver airport, and runs a streetside coffee stabbed stand in new york. prosecutors say he has admitted getting weapons training from allege al qaeda during a trip to pakistan. he says he was visiting his wife. zazi denies he is part of any terrorist plot. zazis father, mohammed, and the other suspect, the new yorker, are also natives of afghanistan. afzali is a cleric and funeral director in new york. police with search dogs are back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they are digging on phillip and nancy garrido's property, looking for clues in the unsolved disappearances of two other girls in the late 1980s. earlier, dogs trained to find human remains and ground penetrating radar equipment indicated that bones may be buried under ground.
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in a news conference, police say they intend to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert. which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> in another development, law enforcement says dugard told him that phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had with him. the 29-year-old dugard gave birth to both girls while she was still in her teens. authorities believe those girls, now 15 and 11, never went to school, never saw a doctor, and were raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. meanwhile, phillip garrido's neighbors say that he invented a device that he thought allowed him to communicate without speaking. now, in reality, if you take a look, it's just a simple black box with a plastic handle, a metal switch, and jacks for
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plugging in headphones. garrido was so convinced his invention worked, he tried to have it patented. clients of his printing business say he often showed it off. he had some of them sign declarations at the time, saying that the device worked. they say they did it because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. authorities in florida looking for this man after finding his wife and their five children dead in their apartment. the children, ages 11 months to 9 years old. now, according to police, mesac damas boarded a flight on friday to haiti where he has family. saturday, police entered the home in naples, florida, and found the bodies. >> we are not going to get into the manner of death at this time, due to the investigation ongoing. but i can tell you that in no uncertain terms, this is the most horrific and violent event
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this community has ever experienced. >> we should let you know, a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigation division says that since 2000, police have been called to the couple's house several times for domestic disturbances. a criminally insane prisoner has been recaptured after three days on the loose. convicted killer phillip paul escaped during a field trip to the county fair. sheriffs in washington state say they found him with a deadly cutting tool in his backpack. now, paul strangled and slit the throat of a woman back in 1987. but it is the field trip he was allowed to go on that has law enforcement outraged. >> there was an extreme amount of anger throughout the law enforcement community that this event even took place. we have learned several things throughout this investigation. one of those that mr. paul was noncompliant in taking his medications. my question is, if somebody was noncompliant in taking their medications, what made anybody believe that he would be
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compliant on a field trip to the spokane county fair on family day? this is a situation that, in my opinion, should not have happened. >> authorities go on to say paul left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. so it looked to them like he wasn't planning to go back. sheriffs say they weren't even told about the escape until two hours later. the head of state social services has suspended field trips for mental patients while the investigation goes on. happening right now, deadly flooding across the southeast. as much as 20 inches of rain has been dumped on georgia since friday. the torrential downpours are being blamed for at least two deaths. rescuers are serving for a chattanooga man who bragged, apparently, he could swim across a flooded ditch. two motorists were killed trying to drive through flood waters. both cars swept off the rote road. several school districts cancelled classes today. authorities are urging people to avoid flooded roads.
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trees are down, and some homes have lost electricity, meantime, in the western part of north carolina. forecasters have issued a flood alert for north carolina, georgia, parts of tennessee and alabama. president obama is backing an investigation into the a.c.o.r.n. scandal. now, you may recall, hidden camera catching a.c.o.r.n. workers, apparently advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute how to launder their money. president obama is saying what he saw on the video is inappropriate and deserves an investigation. fbi director robert muller has signaled a potential federal investigation of the organization. a.c.o.r.n. has also ordered its own independent investigation of these incidents. as a lawyer, the president represented the group in a 1995 lawsuit over illinois motor voter law. this just in to us to update this story. "associated press" reporting that haitian police have deta detained the florida man whose wife and five children were
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found killed. the children, between the ages of 11 months and 9 years old. according to police, mesc damas boarded a plane to go to haiti where he has family. police entered the home in naples, florida, found the bodies of damas's family. again this is the "associated press" reporting that he has been taken into custody in haiti. and, of course, we will keep you posted. meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan calling for more troops in the region. do you agree with general stanl stanley mccountries total? we would like to hear your views of. also, a wisconsin man makes a very bold move to stop a suspected bank robber. why he was so determined to take action. stay with us. pxpxpxpxpxpxpxpxpxx
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the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly says he needs a lot more troops to overcome the insurgency. the "washington post" obtained a document in which general stan me mcchrystal says if he doesn't get the troops he needs, the insurgents could win. "post" reporter would be woodward says that assessment is sobering. >> this is a striking thing for a general to say to the secretary of defense and the commander in chief. it really takes his finger and puts it in their eye, deliver or this won't work. and he says if it they don't endorse this full counter insurgency strategy, don't even give me the troops. because it won't work. >> now, the "post" agreed not to publish certain portions of the document after consulting with the defense department. meanwhile, president obama is
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said to be considering mcchrystal's assessments, but says he intends to make sure any troop increases he approves are justified. >> the first question is, are redoing the right thing? are we pursuing the right strategy? and once i have that clarity from the commanders on the ground, secretary gates, my national security advisor, jim jones and others, when we have clarity on that, then the question is, okay, how do we resource it? and that's what i will say to the american public, that's not going to be driven by the politics of the moment. it's going to be driven by the fact that, a., my most important job is to keep us safe, and al qaeda is still trying to do us harm. but b., every time i sign an order, you know, i'm answerable to the parents of those young men and women who i'm sending over there, and i want to make sure it's for the right reason. >> right now, the u.s. has about 62,000 troops in afghanistan, and there are plans in the works to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. we would like to hear from you
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on this. should the united states send even more troops to afghanistan? call us. the number is 1-877-tell-hln. or you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. if you want to text us, text the word "views" plus your comments and name to hlntv. >> and by the way, standard text rates apply. nasa's budget for 2009 is $17.5 billion. but for just 148 bucks, two students were able to send their own camera into space in a cooler, tied to a balloon. cnn.com joining us with more on this amazing story. reggie, if i had known it would be so much easier, if they just knew this is all you need. >> reporter: virginia, i'm going to take you back to school right now, okay? imagine you're 20 years old, and you're sitting around at the m.i.t. campus, and you say, i have an idea, why don't we send a camera up to space? and your buddies say, sure you
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are. well, this guy actually did it. but he said the hardest part was just persuading his friends, not actually putting together the device. he did get a friend in on this, and in the end, these 20-year-old m.i.t. students, oliver yeah and justin lee successfully took photos from the edge of space and submitted them to i-report. they show everything from are their launch efforts to the curvature of the earth. now, they spend months researching how to pull it all off. in the end, here's what they did. they put a gps-enald phone and a digital camera inside a beer cooler, styrofoam and all, and then attached a balloon to it and let it go. total cost, as you mentioned, 148 bucks. >> we got the camera from ebay for 30 dollars. and then we got the boost mobile cell phone from radioshack for $49. and it had gps and web functionality. >> reporter: we actually interviewed them last week here at cnn.com.
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really nice guys. they had to put the camera and a cell phone in a cooler, and then actually wrap that in hand warmers, because, of course, as you get higher, it gets a lot colder in the upper atmosphere. otherwise the electronics would have died if they didn't keep it warm. there is a time lapse video you're looking at now of all of the photos they took from the five-hour flight it was on. the gps phone allowed them to find the balloon after it fell back to earth. i find that to be almost the most amazing thing about this. and they have a new goal, virginia, and that is to put a rocket on that cooler, so after the balloon pops, it can keep going up. >> leave it to m.i.t. students to figure this out. right? >> i know you weren't thinking about that when you were at princeton. >> no, no. not about putting things up in space. >> you were too busy singing with the tigerettes or whatever it is. >> exactly. i was too busy entertaining folks than to think about this. emerging from a most unlikely place? >> reporter: this is actually taking place in pakistan ofment
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and the woman woo they're we're featuring in this story is supposed to be the best squash player in that country. she has had to dodge a lot of land minutes, figuratively and literally. she is in a really disputed area, in waziristan, the suspected home of osama bin laden, and there are nearly daily attacks by extremists. so in all of this, maria has tried to persevere with her talent. she is 18 years old, as i mentioned, the top-ranked squash player. where she comes from, maria says they have no future, spend their lives locked in their homes. her dad moved her to a larger city. one month after her first squash match, she was the national under 13 champion, and she has a lot of confidence, she says i'm the best player in the world. her dad is continuing to foster that confidence. and he says, you know what, if everyone picked up a racket instead of a gun, we would be in a much better place. amen to that. >> yeah, absolutely.
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what a great story, though. and more power to her of. hopefully everything will be fine for her doing this in that part of the world. always a pleasure, reggie. >> you're welcome. here is a scary prediction. the number of people afflicted with alzheimer's disease is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. what experts say about the coming crisis in the elderly c population. m elf as a ringtone ♪ ♪ who knew the store would go and check my credit score ♪ ♪ now all they let me have is this dinosaur ♪ ♪ hello hello hello can anybody hear me? ♪ ♪ i know i know i know i shoulda gone to ♪ ♪ free credit report dot com! ♪ that's where i shoulda gone! coulda got my knowledge on! ♪ ♪ vo: free credit score and report with enrollment in triple advantage.
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an update now on a story we have been covering since the weekend. "associated press" reporting haitian police have detained the florida man whose wife and five children were found dead in their home. the children were between the ages of 11 months and 9 years. police say mesac damas boarded a flight friday from miami to haiti, where he has family. saturday, authorities responding to a missing person's report entered the home in naples, florida, found the bodies of his family. we are still waiting for word from florida authorities to confirm these reports, but again, the "associated press" reporting that mesac damas has been taken into custody in haiti. so listen to this. people who are susceptible to colon cancer can cut their risk
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in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin. at least that's the word from a new study in europe. researchers tested 1,000 people with the gene that counts for 5% of colon cancer cases. about half got aspirin daily, while the other half got placebos. researchers say six people in the aspirin group developed colon cancer, versus 16 in the group that got placebos. ab earlier study showed that aspirin may cut the odds of dying from the disease by 30%. also want to let you know today is world alzheimer's day. and this is a big problem, and it's getting bigger, because the number of people expected to suffer from the brain disorder is estimated to nearly double every 20 years. one reason is that, well, people are living longer. some causes of alzheimer's are thought to be genetic. but physical exercise and mental stimulation can help keep the brain healthy. it's expected that by next year, some 35 million people will be living with alzheimer's. so a man came to his wife's
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rescue during a bank robbery. take a look at the tape. police say the wife was nearby talking to a teller, when the guy came up demanding money. boom, husband comes there from the back of the room, making that amazing tackle. comes back that amazing tackle. >> it's nice to know somebody like that would take the time or put himself in harm's way to protect everybody's interest here. >> especially his wife. >> especially his wife. >> definitely a hero for somebody to do that. today's day and age you never know what's going to happen. >> it takes a hero tood. that and it takes guts. >> look at that. the wife ended up helping bank employees detain the guy until police arrived. so a man who practiced putting in his yard would wake up each morning to find his golf balls were missing. there you see them. this hairless fox was taking the balls off the green. the golfer thinks the fox mistook the balls for eggs.
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>> i think he's thinking they're going to hatch. he's giving them a little time. thf little fox has an obsession with golf balls. >> overall the golfer says the fax has taken about 100 golf balls. dallas cowboys unveil $1.2 billion stadium yesterday. george w. bush made the tocoin toss. they set an nfl attendance record with more than 150,000 people in the stands. cowboys lost on a last second field goal. this guy may never want to eat breakfast again. he ate 19 pounds of grits in ten minutes. he gets a $2,200 prize. wait, there's more. on friday he ate 33 1/2 burritos
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not all that long ago this part of the south was under an outdoor watering restriction. how things have one in the opposite direction with deadly results. three suspects in a terror probe make first court appearances today. none of them face outright terrorism charges. what authorities did charge them with. and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says he needs more troops soon to get the job done. is it worth it sending them? we'll get your views on that request. latest from hln news and views. hi everybody on a monday. rescue crews are looking for a toddler washed away in a flooded street in west georgia. only one of several dire
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situations. carol county authorities, that's about an hour west of atlanta, say a child vanished this morning when flooding ripped through the family's mobile home. in chattooga county they are still looking for a toddler. rescuers are searching for a chattooga man who bragged he could swim in a flooded ditch. trees are down. the lights are out in the western part of north carolina as well. flood alerts for that area as well as tennessee and alabama how long will the southern states be putting up with relentless storms? chad myers is tracking the weather system for us.
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it tried to slide southwest. just didn't make. there's been a low to the west to western half of the u.s. for seven days. all of the humidity that hasn't been a hurricane yet got thrown up here in the southeast. the carolinas always the way back to texas have picked up between eight and now some spots doppler indicated 22 inches of rainfall in a week. and more still to come. this is what the computer thinks is still going to happen. from gainesville to atlanta. there still could be another four to six inches of rainfall. tonight and into tomorrow. here is the rain now. here's i-85. this is the big circle right here. that's atlanta. we know this as the perimeter. in d.c. it's called a beltway. here's i-85, i-75 and i-20. i-20 was closed for a while out here with water over the
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roadway. the rain continues as this hour two to three inches of rain per hour. and it's not stopping, and it isn't moving very much. that's more of the problem than anything else. we have reynolds wolf up here. got him on the wall. he's standing in front of all of this water here. this is powder springs, georgia. water coming up about everywhere. it really is a problem with the river bay basin. here's atlanta, georgia. all the water, the beautiful homes along the river are in trouble today as flood waters from all the way up here, here's the national forest, keep going, though, you're eventually going to find lake lanier. lake lanier has been 17 feet below normal for a while this summer. now it's coming up. >> the average total is 42? >> somewhere around there.
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that's a half year's rainfall in one week. three men suspected of pl plottiplo plotting terrorist attacks are facing their first day in judge. the elder is a natch lized u.s. citizen. his son, a 24-year-old is a r m permanent residenresident. the third is also a permanent residence. he's a funeral director in queens, new york. he was set for a court appearance today. it's already happened. all three originally from afghanistan. all are charged with lying to federal agents, investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. what kind of evidence does the fbi have against these three men? we'll run it down for you in a few minutes. >> a man wanted for questions
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concerning the killings of his wife and five children is now in custody in hey fehaiti. according to police mesac damas boarded a flight on friday. saturday police responding to a missing person's report entered the home in naples, florida, and found the bodies. >> we are not going to get into the manner of death at this time due to the investigation ongoing. i can tell you in no uncertain terms this is the most horrific and violent offense this community has ever experienced. since 2,000 police were called to the couples home the children killed between 11 months and 9 years old. search dogs back at the
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california home of the couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they're looking for clues in the unsolved disappearances of two other girls in the late '80s. earlier dogs trained to find human remains and ground penetrating radar equipment indicated bones may be buried there. police intend to focus on the the spot today. in another development a law enforcement source tells him dugard told him phillip garrido did no molest the daughter she had with him. she gave birth to both girls in her teens. they believe the girls never went to school, never saw a doctor and were raised in sheds and tents of garrido's backyard. the top commander in afghanistan says he needs more troops to overcome the insurgency in afghanistan. he says if he doesn't get the troops the insurgents could prevail. the u.s. has 62,000 troops on the ground in afghanistan.
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and plans to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. "washington post" reporter bob woodward says the assessment is sobering. >> this is a striking thing for a general to say to the secretary of defense in the commander in chief. it really takes his finger and puts it in their eye deliver or this won't work. it won't work. >> the post agreed not to publish portions of the document after consulting with the pentagon. president obama is considering jen mccrystal's assessment but intends to make sure any troop increase is justified, fully justified. we want to hear from you on this. should the u.s. send more troops to afghanistan? it's been eight years. call us toll-free 877-835-5456.
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the younger zazi denies being in a terror plot but admits he got weapons traing from al qaeda in pakistan. investigators say they may have been plotting to attack subway and commuter trains in new york. they said the plan was focused on building backpack bombs like the ones used to attack transportation systems in madrid and london. they found instructions for building bombs down loaded onto a laptop owned by zazi apparently in his own handwriting. they found batteries and a scale which can be used to make bombs with zazi's fingerprints on them. david paterson will be running for re-election in spite of word that president obama doesn't want him to. the white house urged the governor to withdraw from next year's race. the obama administration denies the report. the times says the president's political team and other reports are worried that paterson's popularity could cause problems for other democrats.
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president obama was in new york visiting a community college in troy to highlight ways the government is working to reshape the u.s. economy. after so many years of failing to act now those suggest there's really not much the government can or should do to make a difference. what we've seen in places like troy is inevitable. somehow the parts of our country that helped us lead in the last century don't have what it takes to help us lead in this one. i'm here to tell you that st wrong. >> the president is on his way to new york city for the opening of the un again assembly. new pictures coming in from kennedy space center. that's quite a sight, isn't it? the shuttle "discovery" piggy backing on its way home. in fact it's already landed. the last leg of a journey that took it to the international
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space station as well as military bases in california, texas and louisiana. "discovery" had to land in california because of the wlo issues last week in florida. turns out paying your bills with automatic drafts can avoid late fees but it can also put an unexpected dent in your wallet. >> you ever allow anybody to just scarf your money out of your account? you know what i mean? where you set up an automatic draft of your account. come take the money from your checking account, your mortgage company. maybe you let a car company that you did an autoloan with or a bank you did an auto loan with. just automatically take the payments from you. or a utility company. or a health club. or a burglar alarm company. well, the number of people who do that has steadily grown. but it's dangerous. because once you given somebody permission to come in and take money from your account, even when you're not doing business with them anymore, many times
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sheriffs in washington state say they found him with a deadly cutting tool in his backpack. he strangled and slit the throat of a woman in 1987, but this field trip he was allowed to go on that has law enforcement outraged now. >> there was an extreme amount of anger throughout the law enforcement community that this event took place. we have learned several things throughout the investigation. one that mr. paul was noncompliant in taking his medications. if somebody was noncompliant in taking their medications, what made anybody believe he would be compliant on a field trip to the county fair on family day. this is a situation that should not have happened. >> he left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. it looked like he wasn't planning to come back. sheriffs said they weren't told about this until two hours after his escape. the head of the state social services agency has suspended
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all field trips while the investigation continues. a wisconsin man came to his wife's rescue during a bank robbery. you got to see this tape. the wife was nearby talking to a teller. the guy comes up demanding money, the husband comes from the back of the room and makes a pretty impressive tackle. >> it's nice to know he would put himself in harm's way to protect everybody else's interest. >> especially his wife. >> especially his wife. >> he's definitely a hero. today's day and age you never know what's going to happen. >> it takes a hero to do that. it takes guts. >> the wife helped bank employees detain the guy until police arrived. people who are susceptible to colon cancer can cut their risk in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin.
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about half got aspirin daily. the other half got placebos. six people in the aspirin group developed colon cancer. 16 in the group that got placebos. an earlier dose that aspirin may cut the odds of dig from the disease up to 30%. there's a popular scam making the rounds aimed at senior citizens from shady companies, fear mongering to sell living trusts to people who don't need them. gerri willis joins us to explain who can benefit from the trust. >> first off, you have to be aware of the solicitations. a living trust is really a legal arrangement where you give control of your property over to a trust. you designate somebody to control the trust. you're still in control of your assets while you're living, but the problem according to federal agencies and state attorney generals, is that the expensive living trust products are marketed to folks who really
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don't need them. >> most people don't need a living trust. they have a simple estate. it will quite frankly be cheaper for you than a living trust. there's no reason to go through the additional expense for a product you don't need when there are other better simpler cheaper alternatives. >> now these living trust kits which run about $2,000 are marketed by salesmen that may call you on the phone, show up at your door claiming that if you don't buy the trust your estate could be eaten up by taxes or it could take years for your estate to be given out. you may be invited to attend a free lunch seminar. beware. there's no such thing as a free lunch. you're getting the hard sale not only on living trust but also products like in annuities. only 5% of the population should get a living trust. >> what do people need to know about living trusts?
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>> living trusts can be helpful with children or grandchildren with special needs or you own real estate in more than one state. now if you don't follow into one of those categories you're probably better off with just a simple will. if you own a house, a bank account, a joint brokerage account with your spouse, that will automatically transfer over to the surviving spouse without a trust if you have a will. the price tag is not free. it will cost you $150 to $200 if you want to know whether a living trust is for you, go to estate planning attorney. don't trust my of the one size fits all estate planning products. certainly don't believe claims that aarp has endorsed any of these living trust documents. and if you have any questions, e-mail me at gerri@cnn.com. >> if they offer you a free lunch, run as fast as you can in the other direction. >> top u.s. commander in afghanistan is calling for more boots on the ground. do you agree or do you think sending more troops would be a
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the man investigators think is a central character in a terrorism plot is scheduled for a denver court appearance in federal court at this very hour. 24-year-old is charged with lying to the fbi as is his father muhammad. the elder is a naturalized citizen. the son, the 24-year-old is a u.s. resident. a third, afzali is a funeral director. he had a court appearance today in new york. the younger has publicly denied being involved in a terror plot. but has nitting getting weapons training from al qaeda in
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pakistan. they may have been trying to do railroad and sub way station bombings. apgts found backpacks and cell phones at a new york apartment. investigators found images of handwritten instructions for building bombs on the laptop owned by zazi. it appears the to be in his handwriting. police are search dogs are back at the home of the couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they're looking for clues if the unsolved disappearances of two other girls in the late '80s. at a news conference police said they intend to focus on that spot again today. >> one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as the
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other alert. the same area as the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be area we focus on this afternoon when we begin digs. >> in another development a law enforcement source says dugard told him phillip garrido did not molest the daughter she had with hem. she gave birth to both girls in her teen. now the girls are 15 and 11. they never went to school, never saw a doctor, and were raised in the sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. garrido's neighbors said he invent ad device to communicate without speaking. in reality it was a simple black box with a plastic handle, metal switch and jacks for plugging in headphones. he was so convinced his invention worked he tried to have it patented. clients said he showed it off often. some of the signed declarations saying the device worked.
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a man is now in plis custody in haiti for the killing of his wife and children. florida police are scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:00 eastern. according to police damas board ad plane on friday from miami to haiti where he has family saturday police entered the home in naples, florida, and found the body. a child welfare worker visited the woman and her five children three days earlier and found nothing unusual. a spokesman says since 2000 police have been called to the house several times for domestic disturbances. the children were between 11 months and 9 years old. a criminally insane prisoner recaptured in washington state after three days on the loose. during a field trip to the county fair hes caped. sheriffs found him with a deadly cutting tool in his backpack. he strangled and slit the throat
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of a woman in 1987. the field trip he was allowed to go on has law enforcement outrage outraged. >> there was an extreme amount of anger that this event took place. we have learned several things throughout the investigation. my question is if somebody was noncompliant in taking medications, what makes them think he would be compliant at the fairground? this is a situation that should not have happened. >> authorities say he left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. it looked like he wasn't planning to come back. the sheriff wasn't told about his escape until two hours later. the head of the state social services agency suspended all field trips for mental patients as the investigation continues. happening now, deadly flooding across the southeast. and it's not going to get better soon. 20 inches of rain has been
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dumped on parts of georgia since friday. rescuers are searching for a man who bragged he could swim across a flooded ditch. a toddler whose family mobile home was torn apart by a flooded creek is now missing. hundreds of roads across georgia have been closed. several school districts have canceled classes. in chatooga county crews are working to fix a levy that failed. trees are down and some homes have lost electricity in western north carolina. forecasters issue ad flood alert for the area, as well as georgia, tennessee, and alabama. jacqui jeras has been out and about the metro area covering the severe flooding. >> just north of the downtown area where the creek has risen out of its banks. it was a rapid rise and caught
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the folks off goord. you can see a car that tried to drive through the flooded streets and got stuck. the people were able to get out. nobody was injured in the situation. quite a few homes are being threatened. the water is like a river. also across the driveways cutting these people off from being able to get out. if the creek continues to rise we could see the water move into the homes. look how fast the water zf moving. a good example of how six inches of water can knock you off your feet. a lot of dangers. something else that's starting to happen. you can see a tree that's been down. the ground is so so much rated from seven contective days of rachl that the tree limbs and roof systems are being weakened. trees are starting to fall down. we'll be concerned about power outages and more downed trees in the coming days.
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not just people. but also animals. this is an eqestrian center. this is the worst flooding the neighborhood has seen in five years. last time the flooding was this high was during hurricane ivan. jacqui jeras, reporting from atlanta. a wisconsin man makes a bold move to stop a suspected bank robbery. why he was so animated to take action. i was standing in line... in a grocery store at christmastime, and they said you don't have any account-- you don't have any money in your account. all of a sudden, everything stops. it's like that nightmarish quality about it... where everything you thought was there isn't. you don't have any resources.
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he did just about all the sunday talk shows. paul steinhauser is in new york with details on what he's doing today in the big apple. >> the media blitz continues. this afternoon a few hours ago he was in new york at the hudson valley community college. the president was talking about the economy. he was pushing the plan to make the nation's economy more stable by investing now in education for high-tech stindustries. another thing is president was talking about of course jobs. yesterday the president was talking about tough times ahead when it comes to unemployment. take a listen. >> i want to be clear. probably the jobs picture is not going to improve considerably and it could get even a little bit worse over the next few months. we're probably not going to see enough job creation to deal with the rising population until some time next year. >> chuck, as you mentioned, the president on five, count them
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five sunday talk shows yesterday. this is part of a media blitz that started almost two weeks ago when the president went in front of prime time television. as you said, lit continue tonight when he's the sole guest on the late show with david letterman. >> i guess it stunned democratic leaders in new york when the white house put pressure on governor paterson not to seek re-election. today who was there to greet him but the governor of new york, david paterson. he gave a shout out to the governor saying he was glad he was there and he was doing a good job. in the mooi times over the weekend a report saying the white house is urging david paterson not to run for a full time. his approval numbers and re-election numbers are in the tank, if you believe the polls in new york state. the white house is not denying or confirming that report but white house press secretary robert gibbs had said that david paterson is in a tough situation and it's going to be his
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decision to make david paterson, whether he wants to run for re-election or not. >> it's quite a story. thanks, paul. president obama is backing an investigation the acorn scandal. a hidden camera caught acorn workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute own how to launder the money. the fbi director signaled a potential federal probe of acorn, which ordered the own independent investigation. as a -- thousands of people in rome attended a funeral session today, a service for six italian soldiers killed in afghanistan. the government declared it a national day of mourning. italy has 3,300 troops in afghanistan. 500 are expected to be withdrawn soon. they were sent as a temporary
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security beef up during the recent elections. the top u.s. commander says he needs more troops to overcome the insurgency. the "washington post" obtained the document saying the injure septembers could prevail if they don't get the troops. >> this is a striking thing for a general to say to the secretary of defense and commander in chief. really takes his finger and put it in their eye. deliver or this won't work and he says if they don't endorse this full counter insurgency strategy, don't even give me the troops because it won't work. the post agreed not to public portions of the document after consulting with the pentagon. president obama is considering his assessments but intends to
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make sure any troop increase is justified. the u.s. has now about 62,000 troops on the ground. it plans to send 6,000 more to afghanistan by the end of the year. supporters are in the streets celebrating the news that he is back in the country. in an interview with our sister network, zelaya says he's in the embassy. he's returned. officials worry if that happens zelaya's supporters would stage violent protests. the number of people afflicted with alzheimer's is expected to rise dramatically in the coming year. what experts are saying about the coming crisis in the elderly population. us music]
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getting bigger. the number of people expected to suffer from the brain disorder is expected to nearly double. one reason is people are living longer. some causes are thought to be genetic. physical exercise and mental stimulation can keep the brain healthy. by next year it's expected some 35 million people will be living with alzheimer's. a man came to his wife's rescue during a bank robbery. the wife was nearby talking to the teller. a man comes up demanding money. the husband comes for the back of the room and makes an impressive tackle. >> it's nice to know somebody would put himself in harm's way to protect everybody's interests here, you know. >> especially his wife. >> especially his wife. >> definitely heroic for somebody to do that. in today's day and age you never know what's going to happen. >> it takes a hero.
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>> you can see him taking this guy down. the wife ended up -- watch this. there's the flying tackle. the wife ended up helping bank employees hold the guy until police arrived. the cowboys officially unveil their $1.2 billion stadium yesterday. former president bush made the coin toss. more than 105,000 people in the stands. the giants spoiled the cowboys opening night. the boys lost in a last second field goal. perhaps no american city has been hit harder by the recession than detroit. unemployment there is a staggering 29%. despite the challenges, though, residents are determined to make their hometown thrive again. cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow is live in the motor city as cnn money and time ink unveil assignment detroit. poppy, hi. >> reporter: hi, chuck. that's right. assignment detroit. a big push by our friends at cnn
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to focus on the city clearly on the brink, the auto industry on its knees. rampant foreclosures. a huge problem with the education system. we've been here a few times the pst few months asking folks why do you love detroit? do you love detroit? do you hate it? why. here's what they told us. >> why do i love detroit? >> i don't love it. i hate it. i'm going to tell you like that. >> well, i love detroit and i hate detroit. >> detroit and i have a love/hate relationship. >> i mean, i love it because i've been here all my life. >> it sucks. school system sucks. >> there's nothing here. nothing here. i'm trying to get out of here.
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>> detroit, it's where i come from. >> i grew up here. >> i love detroit because i was born here. >> i've been here all my life. >> i love it because it's where i'm from. >> you love the city because it's all you know or where you grew up and then you might not like it because of the economy or because of the weather or because of crime, but it's your hometown, so you can't help but love what you know. >> i love being here, though. you can't find nothing like it. i tried and, again, i'm here. ain't no jobs or nothing but i'm staying, i'm still here. >> reporter: boy, did she say it. there really aren't jobs here. 29% unemployment in this city. take a look at the house quickly i'm standing next to. timing just bought this house. it is our commitment to cover detroit from the ground up. it will be fully staffed with reporters 24/7. follow our coverage of assignment detroit at cnnmoney.com/detroit. >> it's a great, great story. i applaud your commitment. poppy harlow. the business news up to the
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three men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack inside the united states making their first court appearances today. find out what investigators have learned about them and what they're charged with. relentless rain making life miserable and dangerous for a lot of people in the south. how high that water is getting. plus, a judge is determining what to do with a 17-year-old girl who fled her muslim family in ohio to join a christian church in florida. we'll let you know what the court decides. hey, there, this is hln "news and views." thanks for having us over. i'm virginia cha. the men investigators believe is a central character in a terrorist plot is scheduled
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to be in a denver federal court. right now. 24-year-old najibullah zazi is charged with lying to the fbi. so is his father ux mohammed. the elder zazi a naturalized u.s. citizen. son a permanent resident. a third suspect, ahmad abzali. a federal judge ordered him held without bail at a hearing this afternoon. what kind of evidence does the fbi have these men were plotting an attack? we're going to be running that down for you in a few minutes. rescue crews searching for a toddler swept away by a flooded creek in west georgia. one of several dire situations caused by the heavy rains and thunderstorms across the southeast. carol county authorities say a child vanished early this morning when flooding ripped through the family's mobile home. in what tug ga county, crews fixing a levee that's threatening to fail right now. hundreds of residents evacuated.
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near atlanta, two drivers died trying to cross flooded roadways. high water washed out roads, flooded homes. rescuers are searching for a chattanooga man who witnesses say he bragged he could swim a flooded ditch. schools in five north georgia counties closed today. one atlanta couple's front yard is like a lake now. >> this is probably the worst of it. >> probably have to go up another two feet. >> that house next door is not build to withstand it but that's built a long time ago. now you're required to build basically build it as though it were many venice. so the river can flow underneath the lower level without hurting the living quarters. >> trees are down. the lights are out in the western part of north carolina. forecasters have also issued flood alerts for that area as well as parts of tennessee and alabama. a man wanted for questioning in connection with killings of his wife and their five children
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is in police custody in haiti. florida police are scheduled to hold a news conference on this case in about 30 minutes. we'll have it for you. according to police mesac damas boarded a flight on friday from miami to haiti where he does have family. meanwhile, saturday, police responding to a missing person's report entered the home in naples, florida, found the bodies. according to state records, a child welfare worker visited the woman and her five children just three days before they were found dead and found nothing unusual. a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigations division says since 2000 police had been called to the couple's house several times for domestic disturbances. the children, by the way, were between 11 months and 9 years old. new york governor david paterson says he will run for re-election despite word that president obama doesn't want him to. "the new york times" reports the white house has urged paterson to withdraw from next year's race. the obama administration is denying that report.
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the paper says the president's political team and other party leaders are worried paterson's unpopularity could cause problems for other democrats. paterson took office last year after eliot spitzer resigned. president obama visited a community college in new york state to highlight ways the government is working to reshape the u.s. economy. he talked up programs he said promote stable and sustainable economic growth including clean energy and green jobs initial e initiatives. >> having so many years of failing to act, there are those who now suggest there's really not much the government can or should do to make a difference. that what we've seen in places like troy is inevitable. that somehow the parts of our country that helped us lead in the last century don't have what it takes to help us lead in this one. i'm here to tell you that that is just flat-out wrong. >> the president is heading to new york city for the opening of the united nations general assembly and a round of middle east peace talks.
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supporters of jose manuel zelaya are out on the streets celebrating the news he is back in the country. the state department confirmed his return. in an interview with our sister network, cnn espanol, iszelaya said he's in the brazilian embassy in the capital. the interim leader threatened to throw zelaya in jail if he returns. officials worry if that happens zelaya supporters could stage violent protests. a 20-year-old man who rapped about the thrill of killing is a suspect in the deaths of a virginia pastor and three other people. richard alden samuel mccrosky iii faces one murder charge. he calls himself syko sam virginia police found the body of the pastors and three others saturday. a criminally insane prisoner recaptured after three days on the loose.
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convicted killer phillip paul escaped during a field trip to the county fair. sheriffs in washington state say they found him with a deadly cuts tool in his pack back. this is a man who strangled and slit the throat of a woman in 198 7. it is the field trip, though, that has law enforcement outraged. >> there was an extreme amount of anger throughout the law enforcement community that this event even took place. we have learned several things throughout this investigation, one of those that mr. paul was nonkpli noncompliant in taking medications. if someone was noncompliant in taking medications, what made anybody believe he would be compliant on the field trip to the spokane fair on family day? this is a situation in my opinion should not have happened. >> paul left the institution with a backpack full of clothes, food and a guitar. so it looked as though he wasn't planning to go back. sheriffs say they weren't told about the escape until two hours
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your ocer's eezer back now to the case of the three men making federal court appearances today in connection with an alleged terrorist plot. naji bul la zazi will appear before a judge. the third suspect, abzali dough due in a new york courtroom today. prosecutors say he has admitted to getting weapons training from al qaeda in pakistan. investigators say they may have been plotting to attack subway, maybe commuter trains in new york. the plan was focused on building backpack bombs like the ones used to attack transit systems
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in london and madrid. they found instructions for building bombs downloaded on to a laptop owned by jauj b najibullah zazi. meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly says he needs a lot more troops to overcome the insurgency. the "washington post" obtained a document in which substantially mcchrystal says if he doesn't get the troops he needs the insurgents could win. the u.s. has 62,000 troops in afghanistan and plans to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. the post agreed not to publish certain portions of the document after consulting with the defense department. president obama is considering mcchrystal's assessment but intends to make any troop increases he approves are justified. we would like to know what you think about this. should we be sending more troops to afghanistan? we're going to go to the phones
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now. ron joins us from palm springs, california. your thoughts? >> caller: hi, there. no, we should not. we need to bring all the troops home as soon as possible. regroup, protect the u.s. from here. with all the corruption we've had with black water, halliburt halliburton, the contractor, we can't control our own operation, also track down thousands of taliban that might help al qaeda. kill and capture them? it's an impossible task we're giving them. >> i'm sorry to interrupt. what do you think about the original mission? the reason why we went to afghanistan in the first place? >> caller: that's not really clear. that's not been defined enough. they say it's for bin laden, but, you know, they just -- it's a misuse -- i think it's a misuse of our guard and forces to send them into an ambush situation. >> all right. >> caller: because of -- just the nature of the country. now we're supposedly building the country so the reasons are
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not very clear. it's a country in the dark ages. homophobic sexist country. i don't think we should be dying for that. i don't understand it at all. >> ron, thank you so much. we appreciate your opinion. we go to kathy in callahan, florida. what do you think? >> caller: i think we need to get troops over there now. >> why do you think that? >> caller: if he doesn't, the troops that are left there will be coming home in body bags without the adequate support that they need to eliminate this mess. >> kathy in callahan, florida, thank you so much. we want to thank all of callers. we're getting a lot of e-mails on this topic. mary writes, yes, we should send more troops to afghanistan. if the general says we need them i think we should listen. jana says, i say bring our troops home. we can better protect our country by having all of our soldiers home. we have enough to take of over here. let's start taking care of our
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america, people. ralph e-mailed us this -- the original mission in afghanistan was to capture/kill bin laden and wipe out caal chi za. we must succeed. if it requires more troops then more troops should be sent. we want to thank everybody for e-mailing, calling today. we appreciate it. "prime news" starts at the top of the hour with more comments you can comment on. check them out. cnn.com/primenews. what are you doing next tuesday night? if you don't have specific plans we have an exciting addition to our primetime lineup. "the joy behar show." it kicks off tuesday, september 29th. don't miss it. neighbors of the man charged with kidnapping jaycee dugard say he bragged about an invention. take a look. it looks like a plain black box. phillip garrido called it a unique communication device. what he claimed it could do. wi! absorb ten times more, like a pad
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new video from the atlanta area showing you how treacherous conditions are after days of heavy rain. this is a georgia department of transportation camera showing you the i-75/i-85 interchange in downtown atlanta. this interchange near freedom parkway appears to be flooded. see the level of the water on the tires of that car. at the start of rush hour. this is not good news. we will keep you posted. meantime, hearing today over the fate of an ohio girl who ran away from her muslim family because she claimed they would kill her for converting to christianity. she ran away to florida, sought shelter with a christian family. investigators in ohio and florida, though, say they found no evidence supporting the girl's claims. all platform journalist john corals is at the hearing in florida joining us now with the latest by phone. john, what happened today? >> today the judge ultimately did not make a decision on the ruling on whether to dismiss the case.
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in the last minute, there were two filings by the parents in the ohio court. one for requesting dependency hearing which was a last-minute filing and also as was a procedural filing which was basically saying that they wanted -- the child was a habitual -- she was disobedient. these were just -- it's a criminal juvenile charge, but it's a procedural charge. there was concern in the courtroom whether this was just a procedural move so that the emergency jurisdiction here in florida to hold her here, this would be a move to get her moved to ohio so that then the case could be carried on further. the judge was -- wanted to say, halt, let's slow things down and let's look through this. let's go back and we'll talk to the courts in ohio and then we will make our decision. a hearing was scheduled and pushed until october 13th. at that point when he will decide on whether -- what
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ultimately how they will proceed forward from this point on. >> in the meantime, do we know how rivka is doing and what she is doing right now? >> we know very little due to the fact she is in the custody of the florida department of child and family. being in state custody, very little information is available. we know she is with a foster family and that she was receiving visits from the pastor's family's children who originally she had ran away to where she had ran to. the judge did say today that since there was some newer charges filed that this family had some type of -- we don't know the exact details. it was a very last-minute filing by the parents minutes prior to this court hearing. we're waiting to find out exactly what the filing is. what the judge decided, no other visits from any of the family members should occur from this point forward. >> clearly to be continued in this case. john couwells in orange county,
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florida. thank you. police with search dogs are back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they are digging on phillip and nancy garrido's property, looking for clues in the unsolved disappearances of two other girls in the late 1980s. earlier dogs trained to find human remains and ground penetrating radar equipment indicated that bones may be buried underground. in a news conference, police say they intend to focus on that spot again today. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert, which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> in another development, law enforcement source says jaycee dugard told him that phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had with him. the 29-year-old dugard gave birth to both girls while she was still in her teens.
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authorities believe the girls now 15 and 11 never went to school, never saw a doctor and were raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. meanwhile, phillip garrido's neighbors say that he invented a device that he thought allowed him to communicate without speaking. now, if you take a look, it's just a simple black box with a plastic handle, a metal switch and jacks for plugging in headphones. garrido was so convinced his invention worked, he tried to have it patented. clients of his printing business say he often showed it off. he had some of them sign declarations at the time saying the device worked. they say they did that because they didn't want to hurt his feelings. stocks played tug-of-war today as investors couldn't make up their minds about whether the recent rally will hold. the wrap on wall street. hey, felecia. >> hey, virginia. that's right. after posting gains in eight of their last ten sessions the blue chips finished lower today. investors took profits from the recent rally.
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some analysts expressed concerns the gains are coming to an end. the losses weren't that bad. dow industrials losing 41 points, close at 9,778. s&p 500 lost a third of one percent. shares of computer giant dell fell 4% after the company agreed to buy information technology service provider paro systems for nearly $4 billion. the acquisition will expand dell's business as it looks to grow beyond its personal computer sales. as for the overall economy, the index of leading economic indicators rose in august making it five straight monthly increases. the conference board says that trend suggests hopefully the recession is bottoming out. >> another sign. thanks so much, felecia. >> fingers crossed. >> exactly. an ex-aide to john edwards has shocking new allegations about the former presidential candidate. jane velez-mitchell will tell us what the aide is saying in a new
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♪ welcome to comcast local edition. i am donna richardson and my guest this hour is colonel george f. johnson iv superintendent of the maryland natural resources police. colonel, thank you for joining me. >> great to be here with you. >> in addition to being with the maryland natural resources you are president of the maryland police chief association, and who in addition to chief are your members? and who is working with you? >> it is comprised mostly of chief of police from all over the state and state government and law enforcement chiefs and county and municipalities that
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exist in all of the state of maryland. >> i know as a group i know there are several initiatives taking place. there is a new one. checkpoint strike force. >> yes, it is a research based-multi-state situation where we pick and we go out there and we look for drivers that are impaired and work to get them off of the road and we do that through our sobriarity checkpoints and our saturation patrols. >> and so, which jerse - jurisdiction, one specific area or all of the jurisdictions now involved? >> all throughout maryland, the chiefs of police have signed on. every jurisdiction signed on in some way shape or form to participate in the checkpoint strike force. >> and so do you find that the checkpoints are helpful in
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hopefully lowering traffic fatalities? >> absolutely. fatalities have been reduced 20 percent in the areas where we are doing the checkpoints . it proves to be extremely beneficial to us in many different ways. >> and do you find that the residents are supporting the checkpoints and do you have partner necessary this effort? >> yes, we do. as you know, it is a powerful organization of mothers against drunk drivers. we work with them chosely in this endeavor and other organizations. their surveys indicate 85 to 90 percent of the people they talked to support the checkpoints. >> do you do these at specific times of year or are the checkpoints ongoing initiative. >> they are ongoing initiatives. they will be taking place every week and everywhere and where you think that it is the best
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possible opportunity to deploy the work force and effective use knowledge of our people in this endeavor. >> as you are having the checkpoints and i know initially you are looking for impaired drivers, but are you finding other things when you are pulling over the impaired drivers? >> oh, yes. people are very surprised what we run into on the checkpoints. the main focus is to get the impaired drivers that use alcohol off of the streets and identify them. but we are running into people who have warrants on them. their licenses are suspended, some people have drugs in the vehicle this we were able to detect and find. there is a whole gamut of things and seat belt usage. it helps us with the seat belt initiatives and child safety
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seat. we are able to make different observations and of course, we put a lot of emphasis on the seat belt usage and child safety seat as well >> i know some jurisdiction or most of the them, there is zero tolerance if you don't have your seat belt on, it is amazing that people are still driving without them. >> it is with the seat belt usage, if you are involved in an accident with the impaired drivers that use alcohol that gives you that much more of a chance to survive. >> how can citizens assist with the checkpoint strike force? >> we need them to be our eyes and ears out there. as with many thing necessary law enforcement and we ask citizens to do. if they see a person driving erratically or aggressively and feel they are under the influence of alcohol. pick up the cell phone and dial the number 911 or what ever it is that they feel comfortable in
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using. >> thank you, colonel for joining me. >> donna thank you for helping us. >> thank you for watching comcast local edition. i am donna richason.
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a man wanted for questioning in connection with the killings of his wife and their five children now in police custody in haiti. florida police are scheduled to hold a news conference on this case any time now. according to police, mesac damas boarded a flight friday from miami to haiti where he does have family. saturday police responded to a missing person's report. they endered the home in naples, florida and found the bodies. a child welfare worker visited the wife and her five children three days before they were found dead. at the time said they found nothing unusual. a spokesman for the sheriff's special investigation division says since 2000 police had been called to the couple's house several times for domestic
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distur benss. the children were between the ages of 11 months and 9 years. police with search dogs are back at the home of the california couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. they are digging up phillip and nancy garrido's property for clues into the unsolved disappears of two other girls in the late 1980s. early dogs trained to find human remains as well as ground penetrating radar equipment indicated bones may be buried underground. in a news conference earlier, police say they intend to focus on that spot again. >> as far as the search this morning by the dogs, one of the dogs did alert in the same general area as last week's alert which is also the same general area of the anomaly from the gpr scanning. that's going to be the area that we focus on this afternoon when we begin digging. >> in another development a law enforcement source says jaycee dugard told him phillip garrido did not molest the daughters she had with him.
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the 29-year-old dugard gave birth to both girls while she was still in her teens. authority the believe the girls now 15 and 11 never went to school or saw a doctor and were raised in sheds and tents in garrido's backyard. meantime, phillip garrido's neighbors say he invented a device that he thought allowed him to communicate without speaking. take a look. it's just a simple black box with a plastic candle, metal switch and jacks for plugging in headphones. garrido was so convinced his invention worked he tried to have it patented. he had clients of his printing business sign declarations saying the device worked. they said they did that because he didn't want to hurt his feelings. rescue crews searching for a toddler swept away by a flooded creek in west georgia, one of several dire situations caused by the heavy rain and thunderstorms across the southeast. caroll county authorities say the child vanished earlier this
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morning when flooding ripped through the family's mobile home. in chattooga county, crews working to shore up a levee that's threatening to fail. near atlanta, two drivers killed trying to cross flooded roadways. high water has washed out roads, flooded homes. rescuers are searching for a chattanooga man who witnesses say he bragged he could swim a flooded ditch. schools in five north georgia counties closed today. one atlanta couple's frontward lo frontwardyard looks more like a lake. >> this is probably the worst of it. that house next door is not built to withstand it. you nour required to build it as if it were in venice so the river can flow underneath the lower level. >> trees are down, lights out in the western part of north carolina. forecasters have issued flood alerts for that area as well as parts of tennessee and alabama.
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and take a look. we are some new video from the atlanta area. showing you just how treacherous the conditions have become after all this rain. these are pictures of the i-75/i-85 interchange in downtown atlanta. this interching near freedom parkway appears to be flooded on a major highway. several other roads under water today including a portion of highway 92. look at that. see the cars? up to the bumpers. high waters aren't the only danger for motorists either. a mudslide took out one road earlier today in cherokee county. one sinkhole has opened up on a heavily trafficked road. downed trees are blocks some streets. some of those streets are toppling over not because of high winds but the ground became so saturated after days of rain that the roots are no longer able to hold them in place any longer. legally insane killer who escaped from a washington state mental hospital last week is back in custody. colleen o'brien of spokane
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affiliate kxoy shows us how a nationwide search came to an end not far from where it began. >> it has been one of the largest manhunts in this region for the last many years. >> reporter: according to the sheriff, once paul escaped from the fair on thursday he duped a friend into driving himself to goldendale to stay with his family. when his friend learned paul was part of a nationwide manhunt he quickly dropped him and called authorities. they found him on the side of the road. when deputies approached him, with a helicopter honoring from the sky, paul simply said, i'm zone. >> he knew he was -- he had been located. he had been feeling the pressure of the presence of the helicopter all day long, and he surrendered without incident. >> reporter: when they found paul he had a red sleeping bag, a guitar, a backpack, and most disturbing, a rusty sickle. >> this is a situation that, in my opinion, should not have
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happened and i will be asking the station legislature, the governor and the secretary of department of social and health sciences to help us change some laws so this does not happen again. >> reporter: more specifically, the sheriff wonders why nobody questioned paul when he packed a large bag with clothes, money, and food to take to a fair. why the fair had no clue there were eastern state patients at family night, and why security from the hospital waited two hours to notify his department that a patient had escaped. >> it was very, very concerned about this situation. there was a lot of fear in the community. people locking their windows. i want the citizens of spokane county no know tonight they can sleep in peace. >> our thanks to colleen o'brien for that report. a judge ordered phillip paul today to return to the state mental hospital. three men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack making their first appearances in federal court today.
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24-year-old najibullah zazi will go before court and so will his father. his son, a permanent resident. the third suspect, ahmad afzali, a permanent resident. he is ordered held without bail today. all three charged with lying to federal agents investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs here in the u.s. you know, it's not uncommon for parents to take pictures of their babies, toddlers during bathtime. an arizona couple said when they did it they were treated like sexual predators. wait until you hear what happened to them. ring ring ring ring. progresso. your chicken tuscany says it has fiber in it. yep. four tasty new soups with 28% of your daily fiber. but i like this chicken tuscany., i like it too. but it has fiber in it. that's right. fiber? yeah. but i like it.
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the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly says he needs a lot more troops to overcome the insurgency. the "washington post" o obtained a document in which stanley mcchrystal says if he doesn't get the troops he need the insurgents could win. "post" reporter bob woodward says that assessment in sobering. >> this is a striking thing for a general to say to the secretary of defense and the commander in chief. it really takes his finger and puts it in their eye. deliver or this won't work and he says if they don't endorse this full counterinsurgency strategy, don't even give me the troops because it won't work. >> we should tell you the "post" agreed not to post certain portions of the document after consulting with the defense department. president obama is considering mcchrystal's assessments but intends to make sure any troop increases he approves are justified.
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>> the first question is, are we going the right thing? are we pursuing the right strategy? once i have that clarity from the commanders on the ground, secretary gates, my national security adviser, jim jones and others, when we have clarity on that, then the question is, how do we resource it? what i will say to the american public is not going to be driven by the politics at the moment. it's going to be driven by the fact that "a" my most important job to keep us safe and al qaeda is trying to do us harm. "b," every time i sign an order, i'm answerable to the parents of the young men and women i'm sending over there and i want to make sure it's for the right reason. >> the u.s. has 62,000 troops in afghanistan and there are plans to send at least 6,000 more by the end of the year. president obama is backing an investigation into the a.c.o.r.n. scandal. you may recall this hidden camera video caught a.c.o.r.n. workers advising a couple posing
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as a pimp and prostitute and how to launder their money. president obama says the video deserves an investigation. a potential federal investigation of the organization may happen. a.c.o.r.n. has ordered its own independent probe of the incidents. as a lawyer the president represented that group in a illinois lawsuit illinois voter law. an arizona couple who lost custody of their daughters after a month after developing pictures of them taken during bath time is fighting back. our affiliate has their story. >> you've told them nobody will ever do anything to you. mommy and daddy will always be here. you wonder if your kids can ever trust you. >> reporter: list is and anthony have three young daughters. last year they went to a walmart to develop pictures of their daughters, including some of bath time in which the girls were naked and their private
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parts visible. >> girls getting out of the bathtub. >> reporter: a walmart called the police department who produced the incident report saying there were a total of 13 photographs that could commonly be classified as child erotica. the report even says one of the girls appears to have been posed for the photograph. the attorney told us tonight, though, whoever wrote that must have been looking at different pictures. >> no, there's nothing explicit. >> reporter: neither parent was charged with anything. but during the investigation of the bath time photos, child protective services temporarily took custody of the kids. >> here we were forced to sit and watch helplessly as they ripped our crying, screaming, terrified children away from us. >> we now realize how much control the state has and that they can pull any one of your
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children out of your home right now. >> reporter: for that reason, they are suing walmart, the department of economic security who oversees cps, the ag and the peoria police department. update on a colorado man suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. 24-year-old najibullah zazi appeared before a federal judge and ordered held penting a detention hearing on thursday. his father appeared before a judge but the associated press reports he could be released within 48 hours. the elder zazi is a naturalized u.s. citizen. his son a permanent resident. another suspect, afzali, is a permanent resident on all three charged with lying to federal age agents, investigating an alleged plot to explode bombs in the u.s. here it is a scary prediction. the number of people aapplicanted with alzheimer's disease could raise dramatically in the coming years. what experts are saying about
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what's coming up at the top of the hour. talking about jaycee dugard today. >> one of our fears this monster, phillip garrido, not only does he rape jaycee dugard, does he molest other children he had with her? we hear jaycee is telling investigators the answer to that is no. that's a good thing. we're also learning about new searches at the home. they found bones there. human or not, we're still trying to figure that at. we'll take your calls. 1-877-tell-hln. how does this happen? how does someone who's legally insane go on a -- we're talking about someone who slit an elderly woman's throat. that was the crime back in 1987. you're going to take this guy on a field trip to the county fair on family day. guess what? the guy escaped. whose bright idea was that? we're going to get to the bottom of that. we want to hear from you on it. another one that's going to debt you.
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this poor guy, stanley mccloud, whole life, tried his best to pay bill on time. guy has a massive heart attack so he gets behind. you're not going to believe the harassing phone calls this guy received. his wife thinks these phone calls after a massive heart attack is what led to his death. she's suing. i say good. i think in this case she has every right to sue. when you hear -- we're going to play you some of those harassing phone calls. they came, virginia, 10, 12 per day. when he had the massive heart attack, to give you an idea, he was life flighted. he needed the helicopter. one of the calls was, hey, why don't you use that helicopter to bring in your payment, stanley? that's what this guy and this family, that's what they were up against. ends up dead. we want to hear from you. want to hear your story. are you getting harassed on that? we'll give you advice on how you can fight back. 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us. text us at hln tv.
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leaves behind his widow who is suing. >> that is unbelievable. we hope people will call in. sounds like a good show, mike. thank you so much. today is world alzheimer's day. this is an even bigger problem and it's getting bigger. the number of people expected to suffer from the brain disorder is estimated to nearly double every 20 years. now, one reason is that people are just living longer. some causes of alzheimer's are thought to be genetic. physical exercise and mental stimulation can keep your brain healthy. by next year, it's expected 35 million people be living with alzheimer's. maybe you saw it. actress tony collette beat out the heavily favored tina fey. her show "the united states" was no match for fey's "30 rock." alec baldwin's win for best actor. john crier from "two and a half men" got best supporting actor
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some incredible flying in the skies above hawaii over the weekend. the air force thunderbirds flew for a crowd that topped 100,000. fans said it was uplifting, patriotic and loud. a guy propracticed putting in his yard and would wake up and find his golf balls missing. this hairless fox was taking the balls off the green. >> i think he is thinking they are going to hatch and he is giving them a little time. >> this fox has an obsession with golf, with golf balls. >> maybe eventually he will figure it out. the fox has taken 100 golf balls. yes, the dallas woiz officially unveiled their $1.2 billion stadium. former president george w. bush making the coin toss. 105,000 people in the stands,
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